Accession Number : AD0701732

Title :   A SURVEY OF OPTIMAL CONTROL OF DISTRIBUTED-PARAMETER SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun-1 Oct 69,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OHIO COLUMBUS LABS

Personal Author(s) : Robinson,Alfred C.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : The report is a survey of theoretical and computational methods in the field of optimal control of distributed parameter systems. This includes systems described by integral equations and partial differential equations. The various studies which have been done are grouped according to the method employed. A number of applications and potential applications of these methods are discussed, and certain deficiencies in the current state of knowledge are noted. Difficulties and opportunities in practical applications are discussed, and suggestions are offered for directions of research to render the results more readily usable. A list of references is included numbering more than 250 items: papers, report, and books. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONTROL SYSTEMS, *STATE-OF-THE-ART REVIEWS), PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, DIFFERENCE EQUATIONS, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, HYDRODYNAMICS, HEAT TRANSFER, ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS, CRYSTAL GROWTH

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE