Singular perturbations and time-scale methods in control theory: Survey 1976–1983
Recent progress in the use of singular perturbation and two-time-scale methods of modeling and design for control systems is reviewed. Over 350 references are organized into major problem areas. Representative issues and results are discussed with a view to outlining research directions and indicating potential areas of application. The survey is aimed at engineers and applied mathematicians interested in model-order reduction, separation of time scales and allied simplified methods of control system analysis and design. The exposition does not assume prior knowledge of singular perturbation methods.