pole-positioning

pole-positioning

[′pōl pə‚zish·ən·iŋ]
(control systems)
A design technique used in linear control theory in which many or all of a system's closed-loop poles are positioned as required, by proper choice of a linear state feedback law; if the system is controllable, all of the closed-loop poles can be arbitrarily positioned by this technique.
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