Accession Number : AD0711622

Title :   DISTRIBUTED PARAMETER IDENTIFICATION USING THE METHOD OF CHARACTERISTICS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Carpenter,William T. ; Wozny,Michael J. ; Goodson,Raymond E.

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : A method is presented for estimating parameters in distributed systems which can be analyzed by the method of characteristics. Both the very real problems of noisy measurements and limited available measurement transducers are discussed in some depth. Convergent algorithms are developed using a Robbins-Munro stochastic approximation scheme. The extension of these methods to the identification of functions, multidimensional systems and diffusion terms is considered. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONTROL SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION), STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, TRANSFER FUNCTIONS, ALGORITHMS

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE