Accession Number : AD0714618

Title :   On Some Aspects of the Dual Control Theory.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV BRONX DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Horowitz,Barry M.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 195

Abstract : The thesis concerns itself with some aspects of the dual control theory, i.e. the problem of simultaneously identifying and controlling a partially unknown system as defined by A. A. Fel'dbaum. The property that, in some cases, the rate learning about the unknown aspects of the system may be independent of the inputs into the system had been noticed by Fel'dbaum in connection with a specific simple problem. He called such a system neutral. In this work the concept of neutrality is extended and shown to be of fundamental importance in treating certain classes of problems of identification and control. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONTROL SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING, PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), SEQUENCES(MATHEMATICS), RANDOM VARIABLES, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, SET THEORY, OPTIMIZATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE