Optimal Control of Systems with Uncertainty.
Interim rept. Sep 77-Aug 78,
NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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The research being performed under AFOSR Grant 76-2923 is concerned with optimally controlling a system to a specified target when disturbances or uncertainties enter the system. Two general problems in this area are being investigated. One problem is that of determining if there exists a control that assures that the system reaches a specified target set for all possible disturbances. If such a control exists, then the next problem is to determine a control which guarantees that the target is reached and it also optimal in the sense of minimizing a specified measure of the systems performance. Our research effort has been directed toward obtaining methods for answering the questions raised by these problems and thereby aiding in the design of controllers for uncertain systems. Author
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