Optimization of a Certain Quality of Complete Controllability and Observability for Linear Dynamical Systems

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C. D. Johnson

Electrical Engineering Department, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Ala.

J. Basic Eng 91(2), 228-237 (Jun 01, 1969) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3571074 History: Received August 02, 1968; Online November 03, 2011


The problem of assigning a physically meaningful measure of the “quality” of controllability and observability to dynamical systems which are completely controllable and/or completely observable is considered. One particular analytical measure of quality, for a class of linear dynamical systems, is proposed and an effective computational procedure for maximizing the proposed quality, with respect to certain adjustable structural parameters of the dynamical system, is described. Three illustrative examples are worked in detail.

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