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IEEE Control Systems Magazine

Issue 6 • Date Oct. 1989

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  • Parallel linkage steering for an automated guided vehicle

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):3 - 8
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    The computer-aided design of suitable control strategies for parallel linkage steering of an experimental automated guided vehicle is described. The microprocessor-based steering control system is modeled, and stability characteristics using proportional control are investigated by means of describing functions. Although the approximation is coarse, the analysis indicates an upper bound for gain a... View full abstract»

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  • Generalized predictive control of a heat exchanger

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):9 - 12
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
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    The generalized predictive controller is an extension of self-tuning control that appears to be more robust than conventional adaptive controllers in dealing with processes having varying dead time or mismodeled dynamics. This algorithm is evaluated on an experimental heat exchanger pilot plant having dynamic characteristics and delay that change with the operating point. It is evaluated at fast s... View full abstract»

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  • Control technology test bed for large segmented reflectors

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):13 - 20
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    A description is given of an experimental test apparatus for active control of a seven-segment primary reflector (mirror). Segmented reflectors require an active segment-alignment control system to give the reflecting surface the optical performance of a single-piece reflector. The apparatus, called the Advanced Structures/Controls Integrated Experiment, consists of a Cassegrain optical configurat... View full abstract»

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  • Optically driven learning control for industrial manipulators

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):21 - 26
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Dynamic interactions between the robot manipulator and its environment introduce control complications, and unmodeled dynamics and flexibilities in the manipulator itself introduce additional uncertainties. An optically based learning controller that can utilize past experience and sensory information about the current state to overcome these difficulties is presented. An inexpensive, single-funct... View full abstract»

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  • Assessment of air-to-air missile guidance and control technology

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):27 - 34
    Cited by:  Papers (62)  |  Patents (1)
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    Current air-to-air missile guidance and control technology is assessed. Areas explored include target state estimation, advanced guidance laws, and bank-to-turn autopilots. The assumptions, benefits, and limitations of recent applications of nonlinear filtering, adaptive filtering, modern control, adaptive control, dual control, differential game theory, and modern control design techniques to the... View full abstract»

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This Magazine ceased publication in 1990. The current retitled publication is IEEE Control Systems.

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