Controller synthesis for time-varying systems by input/output linearization Academic Article uri icon


  • Recently, there have been major developments in the nonlinear systems theory for the regulation of nonlinear time-invariant systems. In this paper this methodology is extended to nonlinear time-varying systems. First, the relevance of modeling systems in chemical engineering with time-varying parameters is shown. Then, modified Lie derivatives are defined to account for the explicit time dependence of the system model on time. A time-dependent invertible coordinate transformation is derived to quantify the zero dynamics of the system. State feedback laws are synthesized, which provide a linear time-invariant input-output response. It is observed that the internal stability of this state feedback is not analogous to the results of the time-invariant case. A dynamic output feedback controller for the time-varying system is synthesized. This methodology is used to derive feedback laws for the regulation of linear time-varying systems. Finally, the proposed methodology is illustrated by a simulation example. 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Palanki, S., & Kravaris, C.

citation count

  • 30

complete list of authors

  • Palanki, S||Kravaris, C

publication date

  • April 1997