A Geometric Perspective on Bifurcation Control

Yong Wang and Richard M. Murray
2000 Conference on Decision and Control

In this paper, we analyze the problem of bifurcation control from a geometric perspective. Our goal is to provide coordinate free, geometric conditions under which control can be used to alter the bifurcation properties of a nonlinear control system. These insights are expected to be useful in understanding the role that magnitude and rate limits play in bifurcation control, as well as giving deeper understanding of the types of control inputs that are required to alter the nonlinear dynamics of bifurcating systems. We also use a model from active control of rotating stall in axial compression systems to illustrate the geometric sufficient conditions of stabilizability.

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Richard Murray (murray@cds. caltech.edu)