Accession Number : ADD017761

Title :   Control System for Tracking Nonlinear Systems.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 23 Jun 93, patented 15 Aug 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Schwartz, Ira B ; Triandaf, Ioana ; Carroll, Thomas L ; Pecora, Louis M

Report Date : 15 Aug 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : A control system for tracking the operation of a nonlinear system has two parts: a tracking subsystem and a controlling subsystem. The tracking subsystem generates a parametric signal and the controlling subsystem controls and stabilizes the nonlinear system operating under operating conditions corresponding to that parametric signal. The controlling subsystem includes a modulator responsive to the parametric signal and to a feedback signal for producing and applying an input signal to the nonlinear system to cause the nonlinear system to produce an output signal. The controlling subsystem also includes means responsive to the output signal for producing the feedback signal. The controlling subsystem also includes correcting means, operable when the time average of the feedback signal is substantially nonzero, for bringing the time average of the feedback signal from a substantially nonzero value to a substantially zero value, and maintaining means, operable when the time average of the feedback signal is substantially zero, for maintaining the time average of the feedback signal over the selected period of time at a substantially zero value.

Descriptors :   *ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, *PATENTS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, INPUT, OUTPUT, PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS, TRACKING, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, FEEDBACK, MODULATORS

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE