Accession Number : AD0665129

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF A NETWORK OF NEURON-LIKE DEVICES USED AS A FEEDBACK FORCE-BALANCING POSITION CONTROL ACTUATOR.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Paschall,Richard Carlton , Jr

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : A feedback control system is constructed by the use of nonlinear neuron-like elements called syncoders in an opposing-actuator control model. A second-order system is simulated on an analog computer and position-controlled with position and force feedback. The syncoder control network is investigated open-loop, and input/output characteristics for the position and force channels are determined. The closed-loop system is examined with the position output of the second-order system being the controlled parameter. The system demonstrates control of position by use of position feedback, of force feedback, or of both feedback signals combined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BIONICS, CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*NERVE CELLS, SERVOMECHANISMS), ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, FEEDBACK, SENSITIVITY, STABILITY, RESPONSE, LOGIC CIRCUITS, ANALOG COMPUTERS, SIMULATION, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE