Accession Number : ADA131276

Title :   Mean-Square Optimal, Full-Order Compensation of Structural Systems with Uncertain Parameters.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hyland,David C

PDF Url : ADA131276

Report Date : 01 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 122

Abstract : The minimum information approach to active control of structural systems seeks inherently robust designs by use of mean square optimization conjoined with a stochastic system model which presumes as little as possible regarding a priori information on modal parameter statistics. This report extends earlier results for the regulator problem to the case of full-order dynamic compensation with nonsingular observation noise. Optimality conditions along with sufficient conditions for existence and uniqueness of solutions and for closed-loop stochastic stability are presented. Results concerning asymptotic properties for large uncertainty levels are also given. Numerical results for various simple examples indicate improved robustness properties over standard LQG designs and suggest the possibility that, under the minimum information stochastic approach, the burden of design computation may be reduced to that associated with the relatively well known or coherent modes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Mathematical models, *Stochastic processes, *Parametric analysis, Information theory, Compensation, Optimization, Computations, Numerical methods and procedures, Closed loop systems, Compensators, Structures

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE