Martin J. Corless

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A novel approach is proposed for the attitude stabilization and reorientation of an axi-symmetric spacecraft subject to two gas jet actuators. The approach is based on a new formulation of the attitude kinematics. Abstract| In this paper we consider the problem of attitude stabilization of an axi-symmetric spacecraft using two pairs of gas jet actuators.(More)
In this paper, we present several conditions which are both necessary and sufficient for quadratic stability of an uncertain/nonlinear system. These conditions involve multiplier matrices which characterize the uncertain/nonlinear terms in the system description. It is known that some of these conditions are sufficient for quadratic stability. One of the(More)
We consider the problem of designing observers to asymptotically estimate the state of a system whose nonlinear time-varying terms satisfy an incremental quadratic inequality that is parameterized by a set of multiplier matrices. Observer design is reduced to solving linear matrix inequalities for the observer gain matrices. The proposed observers guarantee(More)
We present conditions which are necessary and sufficient for a transfer function (or transfer function matrix) to be strictly positive real. A counter example is given to illustrate that, in the rational matrix case, the conditions presented here differ from those previously presented in the literature, and that these same conditions represent an incomplete(More)
This paper is concerned with the problem of designing a stabilizing controller for a class of uncertain dynamical systems. The vector of uncertain parameters q(.) is time-varying, and its values q(t) lie within a prespecified bounding set Q in R p. Furthermore, no statistical description of q(.) is assumed, and the controller is shown to render the closed(More)
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— In this paper we apply recent results from robust control to the problem of rollover prevention in automotive vehicles. Specifically, we exploit the results of Pancake, Corless and Brockman, which provide controllers to robustly guarantee that the peak values of the performance outputs of an uncertain system do not exceed certain values. We introduce a(More)
— In this paper we apply recent results from robust control to the problem of rollover prevention in automotive vehicles. Specifically , we exploit the results of Pancake, Corless and Brockman, which provide controllers to robustly guarantee that the peak magnitudes of the performance outputs of an uncertain system do not exceed certain values. We use the(More)
Decentralized sequential detection with a fusion center performing the sequential test, " IEEE Trans. Distributed detection of a known signal in dependent gaussian noise, " IEEE Trans. Abstract—In this note, we consider the problem of determining necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of a common quadratic Lyapunov function for a pair of(More)