Accession Number : AD0755798

Title :   An Optimal Control Approach to Designing Constant Gain Filters,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Wilson,Kitchener Clark

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The paper applies optimal control theory to designing constant gain filters which minimize a weighted average of the filtered variances. Uni-axial second order motion is studied in detail, and an example is given which indicates that a constant gain filter may be designed with performance comparable to a Kalman filter. An appendix is included which shows how the approach may be extended to higher order systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR TRACKING, ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE FILTERS), ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, GAIN, TRACK WHILE SCAN, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), GRAPHICS, ALGORITHMS

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