This paper highlights the interest of step-by-step higher order sliding mode observers for MIMO nonlinear systems with unknown inputs. A structural matching condition, stating on the possibility to design such observers and to reconstruct the unknown inputs, is derived. A finite time sliding mode observer, based on the hierarchical use of the super twisting… (More)
A frequency domain analysis of the second order sliding mode algorithms, particularly of the twisting algorithm is carried out with the use of the describing function and the locus of a perturbed relay system approach. It is shown that in the presence of an actuator, the transient process converges to a periodic motion. Parameters of this periodic motion… (More)
The icsP promoter of Shigella spp. is repressed by H-NS and derepressed by VirB. Here, we show that an inverted repeat located between positions -1144 and -1130 relative to the icsP transcription start site is necessary for VirB-dependent derepression. The atypical location of this cis-acting site is discussed.
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinicoradiological syndrome in which patients present with an acute or subacute clinical presentation of seizures, visual disturbances, headache, and altered mental status. The pathophysiology of PRES may be explained by endothelial dysfunction that leads to transudation of fluids and protein,… (More)
This paper deals with the application of the paradigm Oriented to Objects in a distributed measurement system. The purpose of this study is to obtain a flexible electronic test station model that will allow modifications in the procedures with no modifications to its main code. The model allows the integration of GPIB equipment in a distributed measurement… (More)