A state-space view on locally-stable, globally-unstable nonlinear models driven by Gaussian burst inputs

Laurent Vanbeylen, Anne Van Mulders, Joannes Schoukens

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Abstract

In this paper, the behaviour of nonlinear dynamic systems driven by stationary random excitations is studied from a model-based perspective - i.e. starting from a perfect knowledge of the system under study and its driving random input - over a finite time interval (a burst excitation is assumed). For a given discrete-time nonlinear state-space model operating in the neighbourhood of a stable equilibrium, a "blow-up" is seen as the event of escaping out of a region of attraction. Based on Laplace integration, a method is outlined to approximate a future state's probability density function (pdf) at low excitation amplitudes. Inspection of this pdf can reveal additional insights into the complex behaviour of an abstract state-space model, compared with the simulation approach. The probability of staying inside the region of attraction (viz. obtaining a bounded operation subject to an input active in a finite time interval) can be obtained by integration of this pdf. The state pdf estimation is illustrated with numerical Monte-Carlo simulation experiments
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference (CDC-ECC11), Orlando, FL, USA, December 12-15, 2011
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2011
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Duration: 12 Dec 2011 → …

Conference

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Period12/12/11 → …

Keywords

  • nonlinear models
  • Gaussian burst inputs

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