### A note on controllability of nonlinear Volterra integrodifferential systems

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In this paper the hybrid supervisory control architecture developed by Famularo et al. (2011) for constrained control systems is adopted with the aim to improve safety in aircraft operations when critical events like command saturations or unpredicted anomalies occur. The capabilities of a low-computational demanding predictive scheme for the supervision of non-linear dynamical systems subject to sudden switchings amongst operating conditions and time-varying constraints are exploited in the flight...

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Four optimal design problems and a weight minimization problem are considered for elastic plates with small bending rigidity, resting on a unilateral elastic foundation, with inner rigid obstacles and a friction condition on a part of the boundary. The state problem is represented by a variational inequality and the design variables influence both the coefficients and the set of admissible state functions. If some input data are allowed to be uncertain a new method of reliable solutions is employed....

A tracking problem is considered in the context of a class $\mathcal{S}$ of multi-input, multi-output, nonlinear systems modelled by controlled functional differential equations. The class contains, as a prototype, all finite-dimensional, linear, $m$-input, $m$-output, minimum-phase systems with sign-definite “high-frequency gain”. The first control objective is tracking of reference signals $r$ by the output $y$ of any system in $\mathcal{S}$: given $\lambda \ge 0$, construct a feedback strategy which ensures that, for every $r$ (assumed bounded...

A tracking problem is considered in the context of a class $\mathcal{S}$ of multi-input, multi-output, nonlinear systems modelled by controlled functional differential equations. The class contains, as a prototype, all finite-dimensional, linear, m-input, m-output, minimum-phase systems with sign-definite “high-frequency gain". The first control objective is tracking of reference signals r by the output y of any system in $\mathcal{S}$: given $\lambda \ge 0$, construct a feedback strategy which ensures that, for every r (assumed bounded with...