Summary of European Feedback Control Research.
OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH LONDON (ENGLAND)
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Feedback control will continue to be an important research area in Europe as well as internationally. This is not only because of applications in traditional areas, ranging from perhaps mundane boiler and industrial control to missile guidance, but also because of newer applications areas in robotics and distributed systems such as flexible space structures. Increased performance requirements for US Navy weapons and vehicles will require improved, multivariable-control design analysis and synthesis techniques. Robustness techniques accommodating uncertainty based upon infinity and semi-infinite programming methodologies offer hope for meeting these increased performance requirements. Successful implementation of these theoretical ideas will require the development of reliable numerical algorithms and computer-aided design procedudres that incorporate these algorithms. Research in these directions is active both in Europe and in the US. Research in control theory relates to the general area of control andor systems theory and covers a wide range of topics. Key words include optimal control, modeling, estimation, filtering, guidance, feedback control, distributed control, classical control, and modern control.
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