Peddapullaiah Sannuti

Professor Emeritus


Phone:(848) 445-3127
Office:CoRE 525


Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, 1968
M. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 1965
B.E. (Hons), College of Engineering, Anantapur, India,1963



  • Elected to the grade of Fellow of IEEE with the citation, `For contributions to the development of singular perturbation methods in systems and control', January 1988
  • Obtained the best outgoing student award from College of Engineering, Anantapur, India, 1963

Research Interests

Simultaneous internal and external stabilization of linear time-invariant systems in the presence of constraints is pursued. Internal stabilization is in the sense of Lyapunov while external stabilization is in the sense of L_p l_p stability with different variations, e.g. with or without finite gain, with fixed or arbitrary initial conditions, with or without bias. Concept of Lyapunov stability is well known. External stability seeks the controlled output be in L_p or l_p space for p = 1 to infinity whenever the external input or disturbance d of a system is in L_p or _p space. Several simultaneous external and internal stabilization problems are studied in depth, and appropriate adaptive feedback controllers that achieve the intended simultaneous external and internal stabilization are constructed whenever such problems are solvable.

Constraints can appear in many forms. They manifest in the form of imposing certain inputs or state variables be within certain bounded regions in their respective spaces. For instance, most nonlinear systems encountered in practice consist of linear systems and static nonlinear elements. Saturation is a ubiquitous non-linearity.

Physical quantities such as speed, acceleration, pressure, flow, current, voltage, and so on, are always limited to a finite range, and saturation non-linearities are therefore a ubiquitous feature of physical systems.

Selected Publications

  1. X. Wang, A. Saberi, A. A. Stoorvogel, P. Sannuti, ``Simultaneous global external and internal stabilization of linear time-invariant discrete-time systems subject to actuator saturation''. To appear in Automatica, 2011, published online.
  2. X. Wang, A. A. Stoorvogel, A. Saberi, P. Sannuti, ``Discrete-time $H_2$ and $H_\infty$ low-gain theory'', International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 2011 published online.
  3. X. Wang, A. Saberi, A.A. Stoorvogel, S. Roy, P. Sannuti, ``Semi-global stabilization of discrete-time systems subject to non-right invertible constraints'', Int. J. Robust and Nonlinear Control,Vol. 20, Issue 11, pp. 1234-1254, July, 2010.
  4. X. Wang, A. Saberi, A.A. Stoorvogel, S. Roy, P. Sannuti, ``Computation of the recoverable region and stabilization problem in the recoverable region for discrete-time systems'', Int. J. Control, Vol. 82, No. 10, 2009 pp. 1870-1881.
  5. A. Saberi, A.A. Stoorvogel, P. Sannuti, ``Analysis, design, and performance limitations of H infinity optimal filtering in the presence of an additional input with known frequency'', Int. J. Robust and Nonlinear Control, Vol. 17, No. 16, 2007, pp. 1474-1488.
  6. A. Saberi, A.A. Stoorvogel, P. Sannuti, ``Connections between H2 optimal filters and unknown input observers -- Performance limitations of H2 optimal filtering'', Int. J. of Control, Vol. 79, No.2, February 2006, pp. 171-183.