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—The usual way to guarantee stability of model predictive control (MPC) strategies is based on a terminal cost function and a terminal constraint region. This note analyzes the stability of MPC when the terminal constraint is removed. This is particularly interesting when the system is unconstrained on the state. In this case, the computational burden of(More)
An ethanol extract prepared from the gametophyte Chilean native moss Sphagnum magellanicum was dried out, weighed and dissolved in distilled water. This extract was then assayed for its antibacterial activity against the G(-) bacteria Azotobacter vinelandii, Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora, Enterobacter aerogenes, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas(More)
— In this paper, we present a new mechanism, named the oscillation killer (OSKIL), intended for extinguish limit cycles that may occur as a consequence of: unexpected external disturbances, interactions with the environment, changes in systems set-points and physical parameters, etc. Examples rate from controlled systems with friction, to electrical(More)
This paper addresses the voltage imbalance problem of the dc-link capacitors in multilevel power converters. Considering the five-level diode-clamped converter, a mathematical analysis of the capacitor voltage difference dynamics is carried out. It leads to a new problem statement that relates the voltage balancing objective to a problem of ensuring the(More)
Predictive control of nonlinear systems subject to output and input constraints is considered. A fuzzy model is used to predict the future behavior. Three new ideas are proposed here. First, an added constraint on the applied control action is used to ensure the decrease of a quadratic Lyapunov function, and so guarantee Lyapunov exponential stability of(More)