Accession Number:

AD0840316

Title:

A PIECEWISE-LINEAR SWITCHING FUNCTION FOR QUASI-MINIMUM-TIME CONTROL.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

The design of controllers to provide quasi-minimum time-response is investigated. With the control law to be realized as a piecewise-linear combination of the instantaneous state values, the problem is to select the parameters which define the best suboptimal switching surface. A worst-case response-time performance index is defined and shown to be suitable for use in the suboptimal controller design. A proposed design technique is described and used to determine controllers for second-order systems. The results of the illustrative examples are compared with controllers designed using a least squares polynomial fitting technique. The comparison shows that the proposed method designs significantly better controllers in terms of deviation from optimal response time. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE