Accession Number : AD0687306

Title :   ADAPTIVE CONTROL BIBLIOGRAPHY,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hay,C. M.

Report Date : 17 MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The words 'self-adaptive' and 'self-optimizing' are generally used in reference to a closed loop control system around which another feedback loop is to be added to accomplish the desired adaptation. Thus the primary feedback minimizes variation due to predictable or known disturbances or parameter changes and the secondary or adaptive loop takes care of unexpected or unpredictable (either as to time of occurrence or magnitude) disturbances or parameter changes. Inherent to the concept of adaptive systems is the notion of an error criterion, figure of merit or optimum condition. There must be some means for the adaptive system to know when to stop changing the system. There have been a large number of these criteria proposed, some because they have real merit from a control standpoint others because they lead into elegant mathematics which can be used to confuse and astound the novice in such esoterica. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, *BIBLIOGRAPHIES), FEEDBACK, AUTOMATIC

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE