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Bejarano F.J.,French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation
Automatica | Year: 2011

The problem of partial unknown input (UI) reconstruction is addressed. It is considered that a linear functional of the UI vector has to be reconstructed using output information only. Necessary and sufficient conditions are given allowing for the reconstruction in finite time of the required UI's; analogous conditions are obtained for the asymptotic reconstruction of the required UI's. The solution of the problem under consideration provides a means to solve the problem of fault detection and isolation for disturbed linear systems. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Gribonval R.,French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine | Year: 2014

Audio is a domain where signal separation has long been considered as a fascinating objective, potentially offering a wide range of new possibilities and experiences in professional and personal contexts, by better taking advantage of audio material and finely analyzing complex acoustic scenes. It has thus always been a major area for research in signal separation and an exciting challenge for industrial applications. © 1991-2012 IEEE.


Leverrier A.,French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation
Physical Review Letters | Year: 2015

We give the first composable security proof for continuous-variable quantum key distribution with coherent states against collective attacks. Crucially, in the limit of large blocks the secret key rate converges to the usual value computed from the Holevo bound. Combining our proof with either the de Finetti theorem or the postselection technique then shows the security of the protocol against general attacks, thereby confirming the long-standing conjecture that Gaussian attacks are optimal asymptotically in the composable security framework. We expect that our parameter estimation procedure, which does not rely on any assumption about the quantum state being measured, will find applications elsewhere, for instance, for the reliable quantification of continuous-variable entanglement in finite-size settings. © 2015 American Physical Society.


Polyakov A.,French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control | Year: 2012

Two types of nonlinear control algorithms are presented for uncertain linear plants. Controllers of the first type are stabilizing polynomial feedbacks that allow to adjust a guaranteed convergence time of system trajectories into a prespecified neighborhood of the origin independently on initial conditions. The control design procedure uses block control principles and finite-time attractivity properties of polynomial feedbacks. Controllers of the second type are modifications of the second order sliding mode control algorithms. They provide global finite-time stability of the closed-loop system and allow to adjust a guaranteed settling time independently on initial conditions. Control algorithms are presented for both single-input and multi-input systems. Theoretical results are supported by numerical simulations. © 2012 IEEE.


Acary V.,French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation
Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering | Year: 2013

This work addresses the problem of the numerical time-integration of nonsmooth mechanical systems subjected to unilateral contacts, impacts and Coulomb's friction. The considered systems are the space-discretized continuous systems obtained by using a Finite Element Method (FEM) approach or the multi-body systems, or a mix of them as in flexible multibody dynamics. Up to now, two main numerical schemes are available for this purpose: the Moreau-Jean scheme which solves the constraints at the velocity level together with a Newton impact law and the Schatzman-Paoli scheme which directly considers the constraints at the position level. In both schemes, the position and velocity constraints are not both satisfied in discrete time. A first attempt to improve the time simulation is made by directly using the Gear-Gupta-Leimkuhler (GGL) approach for Differential Algebraic Equations (DAE), that solves, in discrete time, the constraints on both position and velocity levels. This obtained direct projection scheme succeeds in solving in discrete time both position and velocity constraints, but introduces some chattering at contact after a finite accumulation of impacts. A second new scheme is proposed that improves the direct projected scheme by combining several steps of activation and projection to avoid the chattering effect. The stability and the local order of the scheme will be discussed. The usefulness of the scheme is demonstrated on several academic examples and is illustrated on an industrial application: the modeling and simulation of an electrical circuit breaker. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.

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