Investigating a reliable covariance control scheme for MDOF systems

Richard V. Field, Lawrence A. Bergman

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The authors attempt to extend their previous efforts towards a reliable control scheme that guarantees a specified degree of reliability for civil engineering structures. Herein, a two degree-of-freedom system is examined. Covariance control techniques are explored to design a compensator that will provide optimal closed-loop performance, while satisfying a constraint on system reliability. It was found for the system under examination that a stable control does not exist that also meets the target reliability level. Alternate formulations continue to be investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1998 American Control Conference, ACC 1998
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
Event1998 American Control Conference, ACC 1998 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Jun 24 1998Jun 26 1998

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Other1998 American Control Conference, ACC 1998
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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