Title: Jet bundles and algebro-geometric characterisations for controllability of affine systems (16 pages)
Author(s): César O. Aguilar and Andrew D. Lewis
Detail: Proceedings of the 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, December 2008, pages 1267-1274
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Original manuscript: 2008/02/25

A geometric setting for studying control-affine systems is presented and a feedback-invariant approach to studying local controllability is introduced. The principle geometric object in this construction is a system-independent linear map which, when restricted to system-dependent data, describes a class of variations for the system. The resulting conditions for controllability take the form of algebraic equations on the jets of sections of certain vector bundles.

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