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  • Learning to control an inverted pendulum using neural networks

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):31 - 37
    Cited by:  Papers (270)  |  Patents (2)
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    An inverted pendulum is simulated as a control task with the goal of learning to balance the pendulum with no a priori knowledge of the dynamics. In contrast to other applications of neural networks to the inverted pendulum task, performance feedback is assumed to be unavailable on each step, appearing only as a failure signal when the pendulum falls or reaches the bounds of a horizontal track. To... View full abstract»

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  • Back-propagation neural networks for nonlinear self-tuning adaptive control

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):44 - 48
    Cited by:  Papers (120)  |  Patents (15)
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    A back-propagation neural network is applied to a nonlinear self-tuning tracking problem. Traditional self-tuning adaptive control techniques can only deal with linear systems or some special nonlinear systems. The emerging back-propagation neural networks have the capability to learn arbitrary nonlinearity and show great potential for adaptive control applications. A scheme for combining back-pro... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive control of flexible-joint manipulators

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):9 - 13
    Cited by:  Papers (57)
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    Under the assumption of weak joint elasticity, a singular perturbation argument is used to show that recent adaptive control results for rigid robots can be used to control flexible-joint robots provided a simple correction term is added to the control law to damp out the elastic oscillations at the joints. In this way, fundamental properties of rigid robot dynamics can be exploited to design adap... View full abstract»

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  • A control theoretic model of driver steering behavior

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):3 - 8
    Cited by:  Papers (90)  |  Patents (7)
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    Following well-established feedback control design principles, a control theoretic model of driver steering behavior is presented. While accounting for the inherent manual control limitations of the human, the compensation dynamics of the driver are chosen to produce a stable, robust, closed-loop driver-vehicle system with a bandwidth commensurate with the demands of the driving task being analyze... View full abstract»

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  • Neural networks for self-learning control systems

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):18 - 23
    Cited by:  Papers (484)  |  Patents (6)
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    It is shown that a neural network can learn of its own accord to control a nonlinear dynamic system. An emulator, a multilayered neural network, learns to identify the system's dynamic characteristics. The controller, another multilayered neural network, next learns to control the emulator. The self-trained controller is then used to control the actual dynamic system. The learning process continue... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling of an internal combustion engine for control analysis

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):20 - 26
    Cited by:  Papers (66)
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    Recent activity in nonthermodynamic modeling of automotive internal combustion engines with spark ignition, which are inherently nonlinear, is reviewed. A fundamental nonlinear model of the engine is presented, and a linear control-oriented model is derived from the nonlinear process. Techniques for experimental verification are examined, and a practical linear engine example incorporating multira... View full abstract»

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  • A historical review of robust control

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):44 - 47
    Cited by:  Papers (45)
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    A historical review of recent results in robust control is presented. The robust control problem, i.e., the problem of designing accurate control systems in the presence of significant plant uncertainties, is classical. However, over the past 15 years, significant new theory has been developed for the solution of this problem, especially with respect to linear multivariable systems characterized i... View full abstract»

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  • Application of generalized predictive control to industrial processes

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):49 - 55
    Cited by:  Papers (144)  |  Patents (5)
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    A novel algorithm called generalized predictive control (GPC) is shown to be particularly effective for the self-tuning control of industrial processes. The method uses long-range predictive control ideas with a carefully chosen controlled autoregressive and integrated moving average (CARMA) plant model and various horizons that allow for a rich variety of control objectives. The procedure can ada... View full abstract»

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  • Hierarchical neural network model for voluntary movement with application to robotics

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):8 - 15
    Cited by:  Papers (252)  |  Patents (2)
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    In order to control voluntary movements, the central nervous system must solve the following three computational problems at different levels: determination of a desired trajectory in the visual coordinates; transformation of the trajectory from visual coordinates to body coordinates; and generation of motor commands. Based on physiological information and previous models, computational theories a... View full abstract»

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  • A teaching laboratory for process control

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):37 - 42
    Cited by:  Papers (28)
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    Laboratory experiments offer one way to introduce more realism into the education of automatic control. This paper describes a control laboratory and a sequence of experiments performed in the basic automatic control courses at Lund Institute of Technology. The laboratory is based on level control of two cascaded tanks. An Apple II computer is used to implement control laws and to provide graphics... View full abstract»

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  • Aggressive trajectory generator for a robot ping-pong player

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):15 - 21
    Cited by:  Papers (32)
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    A trajectory generation and tracking system designed to operate in a very dynamic environment is described. The system drives a PUMA 260 which is part of a functioning robot ping-pong player. The goal is to achieve predictable, reliable, high-performance motions at the envelope of robot capabilities. The task is sensor-driven, each motion is unique, and motions have to be changed while they are in... View full abstract»

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  • Survey of model-based failure detection and isolation in complex plants

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):3 - 11
    Cited by:  Papers (300)  |  Patents (7)
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    Techniques to detect and isolate failures in complex technological systems, such as sensor biases, actuator malfunctions, leaks, and equipment deterioration are surveyed. The methods are based on analytical redundancy afforded by a mathematical model of the system. The main components of such techniques are residual generation using the model, signature generation by statistical testing, and signa... View full abstract»

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  • A multilayered neural network controller

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):17 - 21
    Cited by:  Papers (401)  |  Patents (40)
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    A multilayered neural network processor is used to control a given plant. Several learning architectures are proposed for training the neural controller to provide the appropriate inputs to the plant so that a desired response is obtained. A modified error-back propagation algorithm, based on propagation of the output error through the plant, is introduced. The properties of the proposed architect... View full abstract»

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  • Sun tracking by peak power positioning for photovoltaic concentrator arrays

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):2 - 8
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    This paper details the design, development, and evaluation of a microcomputer-based solar tracking and control system (TACS) capable of maintaining the peak power position of a photovoltaic (PV) array by adjusting the load on the array for maximum efficiency and changing the position of the array relative to the sun. At large PV array system installations, inverters are used to convert the dc elec... View full abstract»

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  • Multivariable flight control for an attack helicopter

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):34 - 38
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    This paper discusses advanced flight control for the Apache YAH-64 helicopter. The control laws have been flight tested and were extensively evaluated with fixed-base piloted simulation as part of the Advanced Rotorcraft Technology Integration Flight Experiment. The control system employs as sensors normal and lateral acclerometers and three body rate gyros; for control, it uses collective, tail r... View full abstract»

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  • Application of H-infinity design to automotive fuel control

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):102 - 106
    Cited by:  Papers (13)  |  Patents (2)
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    An application of H-infinity robust design to a diesel fuel injection system is provided. The diesel control system must respond rapidly and accurately to the accelerator pedal even though the system encounters large parameter changes because of fluctuations in fuel velocity due to temperature variations. The resulting design is evaluated through computer simulation and laboratory experiments. The... View full abstract»

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  • Vision-guided robotic fabric manipulation for apparel manufacturing

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):14 - 20
    Cited by:  Papers (10)
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    Methods are described for vision-guided robotic control of fabric motion for performing simulated joining operations for apparel manufacturing. The determination of robot motion paths is based on visual information defining the position of the fabric edges in world coordinates. The usefulness of the shape analysis and motion control algorithms is demonstrated by experimentation with an integrated ... View full abstract»

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  • Space structure vibration modes: How many exist? Which ones are important?

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):22 - 28
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    This paper attempts to shed some light on the two issues raised in the title: How many vibration modes does a real structure have? and Which of these modes are important? The author argues that the "absurd subspace" (all but the first billion modes) is not a strength of continuum modeling, but, in fact, a weakness. Partial differential equations are not real structures, only mathematical models. T... View full abstract»

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  • History and development of dynamic programming

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):24 - 28
    Cited by:  Papers (21)  |  Patents (2)
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    The development of DP (dynamic programming) is presented in a chronological order. Although it seems awkward, it does show that science never develops in a correct and straightforward fashion. It is only afterwards that a scientific development can be made logical and rational. The emphasis is placed on the actual development of DP and its interconnections with other basic areas, such as invariant... View full abstract»

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  • Putting physics in control-the example of robotics

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):12 - 18
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    It is argued that scalar summarizing properties, such as energy conservation or entropy production, often can be used effectively in the design of controllers for multi-input nonlinear physical systems. For instance, the conservation of total mechanical energy allows one to show simply the stability of simple proportional-derivative position controllers for robot manipulators, and it can also be s... View full abstract»

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  • Digital control of repetitive errors in disk drive systems

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):16 - 20
    Cited by:  Papers (199)  |  Patents (6)
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    Tracking errors in disk drive systems have a significant repetitive component that is not explicitly taken into account in conventional servo controllers. A modified prototype repetitive controller is applied as a plug-in module to a Winchester disk drive with a preexisting analog feedback controller to demonstrate its efficacy in the reduction of this periodic component. A review of the Wincheste... View full abstract»

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  • Nicholas Minorsky and the automatic steering of ships

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):10 - 15
    Cited by:  Papers (25)  |  Patents (1)
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  • Parameter learning for performance adaptation

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):3 - 11
    Cited by:  Papers (11)
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    A parameter learning method is introduced and used to broaden the region of operability of the adaptive control system of a flexible space antenna. The learning system guides the selection of control parameters in a process leading to optimal system performance. A grid search procedure is used to estimate an initial set of parameter values. The optimization search procedure uses a variation of the... View full abstract»

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  • Control strategies for tendon-driven manipulators

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):23 - 28
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    Two antagonist control algorithms are presented. These algorithms are used to control manipulator links antagonistically driven by two actuators via tendons. They have been simulated and experimentally shown to produce better active and passive performance for an electric test system than control algorithms developed earlier. There are two fundamental differences between the control algorithms and... View full abstract»

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  • Stability analysis of power systems by Lyapunov's direct method

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):23 - 27
    Cited by:  Papers (14)
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    The Lyapunov direct method is on the verge of being implemented for assessment of online dynamic security. The main bottleneck has been in the proper characterization of the stability boundary and defining the fault-dependent region of attraction locally around the controlling unstable equilibrium points. Now there is a better understanding of this issue, and hence, a number of algorithms have bee... View full abstract»

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  • A simple adaptive Smith-predictor for controlling time-delay systems: A tutorial

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):16 - 22
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (7)
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    This heuristic paper presents several simple techniques for analyzing the stability of time-delay systems. It explains the Smith predictor control scheme for time-delay systems and shows how errors in modeling the plant parameters can cause instability. Then an adaptive controller is added to the Smith predictor system; this pedagogical example offers a complete derivation of a simple adaptive con... View full abstract»

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  • A linear dynamic model for flexible robotic manipulators

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):61 - 64
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    The design of lightweight links for robotic manipulators results in flexible links. Accurate control of lightweight manipulators during the large changes in configuration common to robotic tasks requires dynamic models that describe both the rigid-body motions, as well as the flexural vibrations. This paper describes a linear state-space model for a single-link flexible manipulator and compares si... View full abstract»

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  • A talking stenograph for the blind

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):43 - 44
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    A machine called STENEX, which is intended to be used as a stenography machine for the blind, is described. The blind stenographer can enter material very fast, and voice feedback of the input material is provided to ensure accurate entry. All that is entered is stored in computer memory and it can be recalled, through a search memory, with voice output. The text record can be turned into written ... View full abstract»

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  • Active reduction of low-frequency tire impact noise using digital feedback control

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):3 - 6
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    Feedback control theory is used to develop an active noise control system to reduce transient-induced road noise in a vehicle interior. The system consists of a detector microphone, a high-speed digital controller, amplifiers, an analog smoothing filter, and a headphone. The digital control algorithm uses the output of the microphone combined with the past history of the control signal to calculat... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic analysis of the activley controlled segmented mirror of the W. M. Keck ten-meter telescope

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):3 - 10
    Cited by:  Papers (23)  |  Patents (1)
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    The W. M. Keck Observatory and Telescope are presently under construction on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. When completed in 1990, the telescope will be the world's largest instrument for astronomical observations at visible and infrared wavelengths. The primary mirror has a diameter of 10 m and consists of a mosaic of 36 hexagonal segments, with the orientation of each segment actively controlled. This pape... View full abstract»

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  • Computer control systems for automotive power trains

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):3 - 10
    Cited by:  Papers (12)  |  Patents (1)
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    The problems of idle speed control and transmission control are reviewed to illustrate how control-theoretic techniques are used in the design of power-train control systems. The structure of current automobile control systems is examined. Possible future system structures and the role of control theory in the development of such systems are discussed.<> View full abstract»

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  • Robust design of cascade control

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):21 - 25
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    A design concept for cascade control that ensures enhanced robustness by minimizing the mutual influence among the cascaded loops is proposed. This is achieved by complete decoupling of the design and performance of two (or more) cascaded control loops. The decoupling applies not only to static aspects (windup and saturations) but also to possible degradation of dynamic performance. The practical ... View full abstract»

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  • Microprocessor-based robust control of a DC servo motor

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):30 - 36
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    A multiloop feedback control system supplemented by a complementary controller is used to improve the drive performance of a DC servo motor and reduce sensitivity to parameter variations, nonlinear effects, and other disturbances. Experimental results based on 8086 microprocessor implementation are presented to illustrate improved response and reduced sensitivity. View full abstract»

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  • Introduction to machine vision

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):14 - 17
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    This paper reviews the basic steps in computer-based recognition of patterns in image data, with emphasis on industrial machine vision. View full abstract»

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  • Automatic tuning of commercial PID controllers for single-loop and multiloop applications

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):34 - 42
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    Certain continuous-time self-tuning algorithms are shown to be capable of generating tuning parameters for commercial proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controllers. They are also shown to be capable of generating a feedforward signal that decouples the disturbance from the interaction from adjacent loops in a multivariable situation. The approach is verified using a standard Atari personal co... View full abstract»

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  • Feedforward and feedback control of a flexible robotic arm

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):9 - 15
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    Feedforward and feedback control strategies are applied to a servo-driven flexible structure and studied by time-domain computer simulations. Simulation results are compared to the results of experimental runs on a flexible arm apparatus. The most accurate and stable responses of the arm are obtained by adding corrective terms to the command signals when position feedback is taken only from the se... 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 (54)  |  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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  • A real-time reflexive pilot for an autonomous land vehicle

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):14 - 23
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (4)
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    An automatic pilot has been built that can drive an autonomous land vehicle in real time. The purpose of the pilot is to generate vehicle control commands that will direct the vehicle from the starting point to the final destination without hitting unforeseen obstacles or leaving the vicinity of the planned path. The pilot uses a single microprocessor and sensor range measurement to generate vehic... View full abstract»

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  • Control system design benchmark problem

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 19
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  • Some remarks on control and computer science

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):9 - 10
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  • Model reference adaptive control of a direct-drive DC motor

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):80 - 84
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    An adaptive time-optimal position controller for a direct-drive DC motor with a design based on the model reference adaptive approach is presented. The high-acceleration torque of DC motors with permanent magnets permits direct coupling of the load to the motor axis, avoiding the use of a transmission with its inherent disadvantages (such as backlash and friction). However, direct coupling induces... View full abstract»

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  • The choice of controller zeros

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):72 - 75
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    The positioning of the controller zeros near the slow process poles though greatly improving the speed of response for a set-point change, can be detrimental to load rejection. This result is used to explain the heuristics used in the Ziegler-Nichols tuning formula for proportional-integral-derivative controllers and in the positioning of controller zeros in pole-placement controllers and phase-la... View full abstract»

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  • Automated robotic deburring using impedance control

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):21 - 25
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    An automated deburring procedure using a robot manipulator is considered for the removal of burrs in the presence of robot oscillations and bounded uncertainties in the tool holder. Electronic compliancy (impedance control) is proposed as an adaptive mechanism to satisfy the requirements of this application. The development and implementation of the impedance control methodology on an active end-e... View full abstract»

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  • Vision-based guidance of an agriculture tractor

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):39 - 43
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (2)
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    The ordered structure of agricultural row crops can provide useful guidance information for tractor control. A description of research for coupling a machine vision system and a solid-state camera to derive vehicle guidance parameters for a tractor is presented. Image segmentation is enhanced by optical filtering and controlling light intensity to the image sensor. An analysis of camera location a... View full abstract»

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  • Generalized predictive control of a heat exchanger

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):9 - 12
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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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  • Neural networks for routing communication traffic

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):26 - 31
    Cited by:  Papers (88)  |  Patents (1)
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    The use of neural network computational algorithms to determine optimal traffic routing for communication networks is introduced. The routing problem requires choosing multilink paths for node-to-node traffic to minimize loss, which is represented by expected delay or some other function of traffic. The minimization procedure is implemented using a modification of the neural network traveling-sale... View full abstract»

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  • The adaptive suspension vehicle

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):7 - 12
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    This paper provides a description of the Adaptive Suspension Vehicle. The vehicle uses a legged, rather than a wheeled or tracked, locomotion principle, and is intended to demonstrate the feasibility of systems of this type for transportation in very rough terrain conditions. The vehicle is presently under test, with installation and validation of software modules for different operational conditi... View full abstract»

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  • Variable structure postition control

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):3 - 8
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    This paper describes the application of the variable structure control (VSC) concept for dc motor position control. The control scheme is derived, implemented, and tested in the laboratory where both digital and analog controllers have been used to control a representative servo system. The control-system schematics are given and sample results are shown for illustration. The VSC experiment should... View full abstract»

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  • A view of automotive control systems

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):11 - 19
    Cited by:  Papers (12)  |  Patents (3)
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    Some current applications for engine control are described. Advanced control schemes for future nonlinear, time-varying automotive systems are discussed. Representative examples for plant modeling, parameter and state estimation, and adaptive control are presented.<> View full abstract»

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  • Using bicycles to teach system dynamics

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):4 - 9
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    The author reports on an innovative approach, based on open-ended design questions related to bicycles, for the teaching of dynamic systems concepts in an undergraduate mechanical engineering environment. He outlines needs for improved classroom learning, pedagogical methods and underlying philosophy, how the bicycle was introduced as a main portion of the instruction, how the class was managed, s... 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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