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Transfer function to state space manually

  1. May 23, 2008 #1
    Hi, how can i convert a transfer function to state space form by hand:
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  3. May 23, 2008 #2


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    for a 1st order system, there about only one state space representation. but for higher order, there will be many different state space representations for the same transfer function. some will be completely observable, some completely controllable. if there are no hidden pole/zero cancellations, then i think you can have it both completely observable and controllable.

    anyway (your textbook should say this):

    [tex] Y(s)/U(s) = G(s) = \frac{10}{s+10} = \frac{10 s^{-1}}{1+10 s^(-1)} [/tex]

    [tex] 10 s^{-1} Y(s) + Y(s) = 10 s^{-1} U(s) [/tex]

    [tex] Y(s) = -10 s^{-1} Y(s) + 10 s^{-1} U(s) [/tex]


    [tex] X(s) = Y(s) [/tex]

    [tex] sX(s) = -10 X(s) + 10 U(s) [/tex]

    [tex] x'(t) = -10 x(t) + 10 u(t) [/tex]

    [tex] y(t)= x(t) [/tex]
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