Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Robert Canfield, PhD
Curtis Spenny, PhD
This thesis examines the relatively new theory of nonlinear control using state dependent coefficient factorizations to mimic linear state space systems. The control theory is a nonlinear quadratic approach, analogous to linear quadratic regulation. All implementations examined in this thesis are done strictly numerically. This thesis is meant to provide a proof of concept for both satellite control and for an artificial pancreas to regulate blood glucose levels in diabetics by automatic insulin injection. These simulations represent only a first step towards practical use of the NQR method, and do not address noise rejection or robustness issues.
DTIC Accession Number
Parrish, David K., "Applications of Nonlinear Control Using the State-Dependent Riccati Equation" (1995). Theses and Dissertations. 6119.