Accession Number:

AD0283389

Title:

A FEW THOUGHTS ON THE THEORY OF CONTROL

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Corporate Author:

FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA PITMAN-DUNN RESEARCH LABS

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Report Date:

1962-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Automatic control is treated from a function point of view. If this approach can be properly extended the present theory can be converted into a mathematical discipline. Control, in a perfect sense, is defined. Then a number of system configurations of progressing complexity are investigated. The input signals which must be generated to yield desired outputs are derived for seven cases, ranging from an open-loop configuration to a signal adaptive system. Finally, the limitations of these analyses and suggestions for future studies are noted. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE