Accession Number : AD0783340

Title :   Control of Finite-State, Finite-Memory Stochastic Systems.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Sandell,Nils R. , Jr

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 192

Abstract : The report discusses a generalized problem of stochastic control, in which multiple controllers with different data bases are present. The vehicle for the investigation is the finite-state, finite-memory (FSFM) stochastic control problem. For this problem, the usual technique of stochastic dynamic programming does not apply. Instead, optimality conditions are obtained by deriving an equivalent deterministic optimal control problem. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Control theory, *Stochastic processes, Dynamic programming, Game theory, Matrices(Mathematics), Information theory, Memory devices, Theorems, Theses

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE