Passivity-based control of nonlinear systems: A tutorial

Romeo Ortega, Zhong P. Jiang, David J. Hill

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In this paper we survey some recent results on stabilization of nonlinear systems using a passivity approach. In the first part of the paper we treat general systems and develop a unified framework for passivity-based nonlinear control design. In the second part we center our attention on systems described by Euler-Lagrange equations, with particular emphasis on mechanical systems, power converters and AC motors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2633-2637
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the American Control Conference
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 American Control Conference. Part 3 (of 6) - Albuquerque, NM, USA
Duration: Jun 4 1997Jun 6 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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