Date of Award

Spring 1968

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Wu, Sherman H.


This thesis considers the determination of the true performance characteristics of a unique nonlinear phase control process. The transient, steady state, and stochastic response of the system is obtained without introducing the inaccuracies resulting from a linearized approximation of the process. The transient and steady state response of the phase control process is determined by utilizing the Volterra series expansion technique. The system performance predicted by this method is compared with the response that results through use of a linearized model. It is shown that the series analysis approach predicts the existance of specific limitations of the system that are not recognizable in the linearized approximation. The error response resulting from stochastic input disturbances is determined by assuming a random walk characteristic for the system and solving the resulting Fokker-Planck equation.



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