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This paper establishes global convergence for adaptive one-step-ahead optimal controllers applied to a class of linear discrete time single-input single-output systems. The class of systems includes all stable systems whether they are minimum phase or not, all minimum phase systems whether they are stable or not, and some unstable nonminimum phase systems. The key substantive assumption is that the one-step-ahead optimal controller designed using the true system parameters leads to a stable closed-loop system. Subject to this natural restriction, it is shown that a simple adaptive control algorithm based on input matching is globally convergent in the sense that the system inputs and outputs remain bounded for all time and the input converges to the one-step-ahead optimal input. Both deterministic and stochastic cases are treated.
Date of Publication: Dec 1981