Accession Number : ADD013856

Title :   Smart Controller.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 8 Aug 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Yeh, Hsi-Han

Report Date : 08 Aug 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The invention relates to a logical network (called Smart Controller) which, when interfaced with a mechanical system or an electromechanical system, will cause the output variable of the system to closely follow any command signal received. It comprises shift registers, memory banks, accumulators, arithmetic units and preferably no software. The device works in two stages. In the first stage it identifies the unit-impulse response of the system piece-by-piece while using the accumulated information to control the system at the same time. In the second stage it continually readjusts the stored information at each clock pulse by comparing the observed output signal and the command signal. Patent applications. (JES)

Descriptors :   *ARITHMETIC UNITS, *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *PATTERN RECOGNITION, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, ACCUMULATION, ACCUMULATORS, CLOCKS, CONTROL, ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICES, MECHANICAL COMPONENTS, OUTPUT, PATENT APPLICATIONS, PULSES, SHIFT REGISTERS, SIGNALS

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE