Accession Number : AD0283389

Title :   A FEW THOUGHTS ON THE THEORY OF CONTROL

Corporate Author : FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA PITMAN-DUNN RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : GRAYSON,LAWRENCE P.

Report Date : AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Automatic control is treated from a function point of view. If this approach can be properly extended the present theory can be converted into a mathematical discipline. Control, in a perfect sense, is defined. Then a number of system configurations of progressing complexity are investigated. The input signals which must be generated to yield desired outputs are derived for seven cases, ranging from an open-loop configuration to a signal adaptive system. Finally, the limitations of these analyses and suggestions for future studies are noted. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CONTROL SYSTEMS, *FEEDBACK, *FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE