Accession Number : AD0607567

Title :   RESEARCH ON CONTROL SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for 15 Nov 62-30 Sep 64,

Corporate Author : MARTIN CO BALTIMORE MD RESEARCH INST FOR ADVANCED STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Kalman,R. E.

Report Date : SEP 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The research under this contract was carried out by the Center for Control Theory at RIAS. The following areas were studied: (1) stability theory, (2) optimal control and calculus of variations, (3) stochastic variational problems, (4) stochastic optimal filters, (5) finite automata and re lated topics, (6) applied mathematics and digital computation. The main research effort was in the area of stochastic optimization problems. Considerable progress was achieved, both in the realm of stochastic optimal control and stochastic optimal control and stochastic optimal filtering. The problems are now properly formulated and it is finally clear where further research is required and is likely to be fruitful. This work must continue because the results cannot yet be claimed to have real practical significance. A second area of concentration has been the theory of automata. This may be regarded as the algebraic part of control theory, in contrast to the preceding predominately analytical investigations. Much useful work has been accomplished in reconciling automata theory and control theory; much more remains to be done. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONTROL SYSTEMS, THEORY), CONTROL, OPTIMIZATION, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS, ALGEBRA, AUTOMATA, STABILITY, PROGRAMMING (COMPUTERS), SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE