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Minimum energy control of electric propulsion vehicles


Sahinkaya, Yilmaz Esref (1969) Minimum energy control of electric propulsion vehicles. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology.


Minimum-energy control problems for various electric propulsion vehicles are formulated and solved using modern control theory and systems engineering techniques. Analytical results are obtained by making several simplifications and approximations in the dynamical equations of each system whose performance index is related to the minimization of the system energy consumption for a required control action. An attempt is made to implement the resulting control laws using the current engineering practice.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Electrical Engineering
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Electrical Engineering
Thesis Availability:Restricted to Caltech community only
Research Advisor(s):
  • Sridhar, Rangasami
Thesis Committee:
  • Sridhar, Rangasami (chair)
  • Grettenberg, Thomas L.
  • Knowles, James K.
  • Langmuir, Robert V.
Defense Date:12 December 1968
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-10032002-120235
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ID Code:3879
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Deposited On:04 Oct 2002
Last Modified:26 Apr 2013 22:23

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