Accession Number : AD0483908

Title :   OPTIMAL CONTROL OF DISTRIBUTED-PARAMETER SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Oct 64-31 Dec 65,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS

Personal Author(s) : Tou, J. T. ; Yeh, H. H.

Report Date : APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : Optimal control of a class of distributed-parameter systems subject to control signal saturation is studied. The system performance is optimized with respect to an integral criterion function. This problem is solved by making use of coordinate transformation and Butkovskii's maximum principle. For this type of systems with distinct characteristic roots, the optimal control law is found to be the solution of a Fredholm integral equation of the second kind, subject to the condition of bounded control signal. (Author)

Descriptors :   *OPTIMIZATION), (*CONTROL SYSTEMS, DIFFERENCE EQUATIONS, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS).

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE