This book summarizes the main results achieved in a four-year European Project on nonlinear and adaptive control. The project involves leading researchers from top-notch institutions: Imperial College London (Prof A Astolfi), Lund University (Prof A Rantzer), Supelec Paris (Prof R Ortega), University of Technology of Compiegne (Prof R Lozano), Grenoble Polytechnic (Prof C Canudas de Wit), University of Twente (Prof A van der Schaft), Politecnico of Milan (Prof S Bittanti), and Polytechnic University of Valencia (Prof P Albertos).The book also provides an introduction to theoretical advances in nonlinear and adaptive control and an overview of novel applications of advanced control theory, particularly topics on the control of partially known systems, under-actuated systems, and bioreactors.
# Observer-Based Solution to the Strictly Positive Real Problem (J Collado et al.) # Nonlinear Control of Feedforward Systems (G Kaliora & A Astolfi) # Output Feedback Stabilization of a Class of Uncertain Systems (D Karagiannis et al.) # Matching in the Method of Controlled Lagrangians and IDA-Passivity Based Control (G Blankenstein et al.) # Virtual Constraints for the Orbital Stabilization of the Pendubot (F Grognard & C Canudas de Wit) # Nonlinear Control of a Small Four-Rotor Rotorcraft (P Castillo et al.) # Global Attitude Control of Spacecraft Using Magnetic Actuators (A Astolfi & M Lovera) # Control of Fed-Batch Bioreactors. Part I (J Pico et al.) # Control of Fed-Batch Bioreactors. Part II (S Velut & P Hagander) # A Compensator Design Framework for Attenuation of Wave Reflections in Long Cable Actuator-Plant Interconnections (A de Rinaldis et al.)