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Control Systems, IEEE

Issue 3 • Date June 1996

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  • On the History of Control

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Adaptive control around 1960

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 44 - 49
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    This paper presents some of the developments of adaptive control during a 10-year period around 1960. This was a very fertile period when many ideas were developed that later proved useful. The motivation came from several sources-advances in control theory, demanding applications in flight control and process control, the desire to develop systems with learning capabilities, and problems related ... View full abstract»

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  • The evolution of systems analysis and control: a personal perspective

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 95 - 98
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    The foundations of systems analysis and control as we know them today were laid for the most part at MIT's Radiation Laboratory during World War II and a period thereafter. Most of the founders-both in the United States and abroad-are no longer with us. As one who had the privilege of knowing Wiener, Bode, Nyquist, Guillemin, Gordon Brown, Sam Mason, John Coales, Aizerman, Pontryagin, Letov, Bellm... View full abstract»

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  • A brief history of automatic control

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 17 - 25
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    The author looks at the history of automatic control in four main periods as follows: early control up to 1900; the pre-classical period 1900-1940; the classical period 1935-1960; and modem control post 1955. This article is concerned with the first three of the above; other articles in this issue deal with the more recent period View full abstract»

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  • Filtering and stochastic control: a historical perspective

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 67 - 76
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    We attempt to give a historical account of the main ideas leading to the development of nonlinear filtering and stochastic control as we know it today. We present a development of linear filtering theory, beginning with Wiener-Kolmogoroff filtering and ending with Kalman filtering. The linear-quadratic-Gaussian problem of stochastic control is considered and states that for this problem the optima... View full abstract»

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  • Stability: the common thread in the evolution of feedback control

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 50 - 60
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    Advances in feedback control theory have inextricably been linked to progress in stability theory, and conversely, the horizons of stability theory have greatly been expanded by the challenges posed in increasingly complex feedback control systems. In the present article we trace the development of stability theory in feedback control by making contact with some of the major milestones in this are... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal control-1950 to 1985

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 26 - 33
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    Optimal control had its origins in the calculus of variations in the 17th century. The calculus of variations was developed further in the 18th century by Euler and Lagrange and in the 19th century by Legendre, Jacobi, Hamilton, and Weierstrass. In the early 20th century, Bolza and Bliss put the final touches of rigor on the subject. In 1957, Bellman gave a new view of Hamilton-Jacobi theory which... View full abstract»

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  • Input-output feedback stability and robustness, 1959-85

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 61 - 66
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    The literature on input-output feedback is too large to do justice into a single article. Here we concentrate on the formative years ending in 1985 and leave the subsequent story to be told elsewhere. It is not a comprehensive survey of the literature or even of the most important papers. Rather, it is an attempt to describe events that marked the turning points. The period under scrutiny can be d... View full abstract»

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  • Early developments in nonlinear control

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 34 - 43
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    This article presents a review of some of the early developments in nonlinear control engineering. It begins by briefly examining the status prior to World War II and then concentrates on the developments in approximately the following two decades. A significant amount of the work will be seen to have as its foundation the need to obtain methods to solve wartime problems related to servomechanisms... View full abstract»

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