The problem of practical finite-time stability for linear and nonlinear systems subject to disturbances and parametric uncertainties together with an effective and efficient robust control has been, since the earliest Fifties, one of the most studied research topic and nowadays remains actual and significant.
In this book a new and more general approach to these important matters is proposed.
New useful results on robust practical stability and stabilization for linear and nonlinear uncertain continuous and also discrete systems, simple to be applied, generally little conservative, valid for a quite general class of systems with relevant interest to engineers, are stated and illustrated with numerous significant examples, highlighting also the superiority of the presented methods over some reliable results available in literature.
The relevance of the results provided in this book lies in their utility to solve numerous practical analysis and synthesis problems (e.g. the robust tracking of generic reference signals).
Laura Celentano received the “Laurea” degree in computer science engineering (summa cum laude), specialized in automatic control and robotics, and the Ph.D. degree in automation and computer science engineering from the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy, in 2003 and in 2006 respectively.
She is enrolled in the Professional Engineers of Naples from 2004.
She is currently an Assistant Professor of automatic control in the “Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica” at the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II and she is professor of “Fundamentals of dynamic systems”, “Modeling and simulation” and “Automation of navigation systems”.
She has been involved in activities funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research and cofunded by the European Union.
She is reviewer for IEEE, ASME, ELSEVIER journals and conferences.
She has been IEEE chair of conferences’ sessions.
She is author and coauthor of scientific and educational books.
She has cooperated with Radio 24 about the popularization of scientific matters (the control of the mechanical and robotic flexible structures).
Her main research interests are in robust control, stability and stabilization methods of linear and nonlinear uncertain systems, modeling and control of rigid and flexible mechanical systems, multi-valued control design methodologies, modeling and control of aeronautical, naval and structural systems, rescue and security robotics, brain-computer interfaces.