Accession Number:

ADA458900

Title:

An Interim Report of Research on Stochastic and Adaptive Systems

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. 1 Feb 1980-31 Jan 1981

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR INFORMATION AND DECISION SYSTEMS

Report Date:

1981-03-20

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The research we have conducted over the past several years and in particular during the period February 1, 1980 to January 31, 1981 has been concerned with fundamental aspects of controlling linear and non-linear stochastic systems in the presence of measurement and parameter uncertainties. In case the uncertainties reside in the state description of the physical system and measurements then we refer to the control problem as a stochastic control problem. If in addition there are parameter uncertainties, then the problem is referred to as an adaptive control problem. This is because in addition to state estimation some form of parameter identification scheme will be needed and almost always the control and estimation-identification functions will interact in a non-trivial nonlinear and time-varying way.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE