Accession Number : AD0780910

Title :   Control and Dynamic Repairman Assignment for Stochastic Linear Systems.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : POLYTECHNIC INST OF NEW YORK BROOKLYN DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND ELECTROPHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Shaw,Leonard ; Hsuan,Jason

Report Date : 01 MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Quadratic performance is considered for systems with random jump parameters. This model represents a system with a finite number of components which fail independently, each with an exponential failure time distribution. The mean loss is to be minimized by adjusting both the feedback control and the number of repairmen available to effect repairs, one man per component, with a common exponential repair time distribution. Several kinds of performance intervals are considered: one step of random duration, a fixed number of steps, a random but finite number of steps, and an infinite duration. The number of repairmen may be changed at each failure or repair time. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Control theory, Linear systems, Dynamic programming, Stochastic processes, Failure, Maintenance

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE