Accession Number:

ADA159102

Title:

Application of the System Identification Technique to Goal-Directed Saccades.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 84-May 85,

Corporate Author:

NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIV FARGO DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

System identification techniques were used to estimate muscle forces during horizontal saccadic eye movements in order to better understand the neuronal control strategy. The lateral and medial rectus muscle of each eye was modeled as a parallel combination of an active state tension generator with a viscosity and elastic element, connected to a series elastic element. The eyeball was modeled as a sphere connected to a viscosity and elastic element. The predictions of the model were shown to be in good agreement with the data. The results of extensive analysis did not support the existence of a postulated continuous-time external feedback control mechanism. Analysis of the data, however, did support a time optimal control strategy, a strategy which directs the eyeball to its destination in minimum time to saccades of all sizes.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE