Weak Decoupling in Linear and Nonlinear Systems

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For a large class of nonlinear, time-variable parameter systems, a concept of weak decoupling is introduced. This concept is particularly appropriate for terminal value control problems and as an alternative to decoupling. Some of the rather restrictive assumptions needed in the theory of decoupling are not needed for weak decoupling. Also weak decoupling by state variable feedback is often possible when decoupling cannot be accomplished by state variable feedback. Conditions for the existence of weak decoupling control laws are derived and examples are presented which compare decoupling and weak decoupling.


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