Optimization, Estimation and Control
Author: A. E. Bryson
Category: Technology & Engineering
This best-selling text focuses on the analysis and design of complicated dynamics systems. CHOICE called it ""a high-level, concise book that could well be used as a reference by engineers, applied mathematicians, and undergraduates. The format is good, the presentation clear, the diagrams instructive, the examples and problems helpful...References and a multiple-choice examination are included.
Anwendungen des Maximumprinzips in den Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Author: Gustav Feichtinger,Richard F. Hartl
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Business & Economics
Optimale Kontrolle Okonomischer Prozesse: Anwendungen Des Maximumprinzips in Den Wirtschaftswissenschaften.
Theory, Methods and Applications
Author: Thomas J. Böhme,Benjamin Frank
Category: Technology & Engineering
This book assembles new methods showing the automotive engineer for the first time how hybrid vehicle configurations can be modeled as systems with discrete and continuous controls. These hybrid systems describe naturally and compactly the networks of embedded systems which use elements such as integrators, hysteresis, state-machines and logical rules to describe the evolution of continuous and discrete dynamics and arise inevitably when modeling hybrid electric vehicles. They can throw light on systems which may otherwise be too complex or recondite. Hybrid Systems, Optimal Control and Hybrid Vehicles shows the reader how to formulate and solve control problems which satisfy multiple objectives which may be arbitrary and complex with contradictory influences on fuel consumption, emissions and drivability. The text introduces industrial engineers, postgraduates and researchers to the theory of hybrid optimal control problems. A series of novel algorithmic developments provides tools for solving engineering problems of growing complexity in the field of hybrid vehicles. Important topics of real relevance rarely found in text books and research publications—switching costs, sensitivity of discrete decisions and there impact on fuel savings, etc.—are discussed and supported with practical applications. These demonstrate the contribution of optimal hybrid control in predictive energy management, advanced powertrain calibration, and the optimization of vehicle configuration with respect to fuel economy, lowest emissions and smoothest drivability. Numerical issues such as computing resources, simplifications and stability are treated to enable readers to assess such complex systems. To help industrial engineers and managers with project decision-making, solutions for many important problems in hybrid vehicle control are provided in terms of requirements, benefits and risks.
Author: Nhan T. Nguyen
Category: Technology & Engineering
This textbook provides readers with a good working knowledge of adaptive control theory through applications. It is intended for students beginning masters or doctoral courses, and control practitioners wishing to get up to speed in the subject expeditiously. Readers are taught a wide variety of adaptive control techniques starting with simple methods and extending step-by-step to more complex ones. Stability proofs are provided for all adaptive control techniques without obfuscating reader understanding with excessive mathematics. The book begins with standard model-reference adaptive control (MRAC) for first-order, second-order, and multi-input, multi-output systems. Treatment of least-squares parameter estimation and its extension to MRAC follow, helping readers to gain a different perspective on MRAC. Function approximation with orthogonal polynomials and neural networks, and MRAC using neural networks are also covered. Robustness issues connected with MRAC are discussed, helping the student to appreciate potential pitfalls of the technique. This appreciation is encouraged by drawing parallels between various aspects of robustness and linear time-invariant systems wherever relevant. Following on from the robustness problems is material covering robust adaptive control including standard methods and detailed exposition of recent advances, in particular, the author’s work on optimal control modification. Interesting properties of the new method are illustrated in the design of adaptive systems to meet stability margins. This method has been successfully flight-tested on research aircraft, one of various flight-control applications detailed towards the end of the book along with a hybrid adaptive flight control architecture that combines direct MRAC with least-squares indirect adaptive control. In addition to the applications, understanding is encouraged by the use of end-of-chapter exercises and associated MATLAB® files. Readers will need no more than the standard mathematics for basic control theory such as differential equations and matrix algebra; the book covers the foundations of MRAC and the necessary mathematical preliminaries.
A Lyapunov-Based Approach
Author: Wassim M. Haddad,VijaySekhar Chellaboina
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and Control presents and develops an extensive treatment of stability analysis and control design of nonlinear dynamical systems, with an emphasis on Lyapunov-based methods. Dynamical system theory lies at the heart of mathematical sciences and engineering. The application of dynamical systems has crossed interdisciplinary boundaries from chemistry to biochemistry to chemical kinetics, from medicine to biology to population genetics, from economics to sociology to psychology, and from physics to mechanics to engineering. The increasingly complex nature of engineering systems requiring feedback control to obtain a desired system behavior also gives rise to dynamical systems. Wassim Haddad and VijaySekhar Chellaboina provide an exhaustive treatment of nonlinear systems theory and control using the highest standards of exposition and rigor. This graduate-level textbook goes well beyond standard treatments by developing Lyapunov stability theory, partial stability, boundedness, input-to-state stability, input-output stability, finite-time stability, semistability, stability of sets and periodic orbits, and stability theorems via vector Lyapunov functions. A complete and thorough treatment of dissipativity theory, absolute stability theory, stability of feedback systems, optimal control, disturbance rejection control, and robust control for nonlinear dynamical systems is also given. This book is an indispensable resource for applied mathematicians, dynamical systems theorists, control theorists, and engineers.
Paths, Dangers, Strategies
Author: Nick Bostrom
Publisher: OUP Oxford
The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains. If machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become very powerful. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on us humans than on the gorillas themselves, so the fate of our species then would come to depend on the actions of the machine superintelligence. But we have one advantage: we get to make the first move. Will it be possible to construct a seed AI or otherwise to engineer initial conditions so as to make an intelligence explosion survivable? How could one achieve a controlled detonation? To get closer to an answer to this question, we must make our way through a fascinating landscape of topics and considerations. Read the book and learn about oracles, genies, singletons; about boxing methods, tripwires, and mind crime; about humanity's cosmic endowment and differential technological development; indirect normativity, instrumental convergence, whole brain emulation and technology couplings; Malthusian economics and dystopian evolution; artificial intelligence, and biological cognitive enhancement, and collective intelligence. This profoundly ambitious and original book picks its way carefully through a vast tract of forbiddingly difficult intellectual terrain. Yet the writing is so lucid that it somehow makes it all seem easy. After an utterly engrossing journey that takes us to the frontiers of thinking about the human condition and the future of intelligent life, we find in Nick Bostrom's work nothing less than a reconceptualization of the essential task of our time.
Author: Manfred Mitschke,Henning Wallentowitz
Category: Technology & Engineering
Die Grundlagen der Fahrdynamik werden in diesem Werk vollständig dargestellt. Ausgehend von den Kräften, die beim Beschleunigen oder Bremsen auf das Fahrzeug wirken, werden Fahrwiderstände, Fahrgrenzen, Schwingungsanregung für Ein- und Zweispurige Fahrzeuge dargestellt. Dabei werden neben den Schwingungsarten, Fahrzeugmodelle, aktuelle Normen und gesetzliche Vorschriften berücksichtigt. Die Theorie wird anwendbar durch eine Fülle von Fahrzeugdaten in Tabellen - oder Diagrammform und durch viele Rechenbeispiele. Die Diskussion der Ergebnisse führt zu Vorschlägen für die Verbesserung von Kraftfahrzeugen. Neu aufgenommen in der 5. Auflage sind Beiträge zum Thema Torque Vectoring sowie zum Kraftstoffverbrauch und CO2.
A Leadership Strategy for Producing Results
Author: Robert D. Behn
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Category: Political Science
It started two decades ago with CompStat in the New York City Police Department, and quickly jumped to police agencies across the U.S. and other nations. It was adapted by Baltimore, which created CitiStat—the first application of this leadership strategy to an entire jurisdiction. Today, governments at all levels employ PerformanceStat: a focused effort by public executives to exploit the power of purpose and motivation, responsibility and discretion, data and meetings, analysis and learning, feedback and follow-up—all to improve government's performance. Here, Harvard leadership and management guru Robert Behn analyzes the leadership behaviors at the core of PerformanceStat to identify how they work to produce results. He examines how the leaders of a variety of public organizations employ the strategy—the way the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services uses its DPSSTATS to promote economic independence, how the City of New Orleans uses its BlightStat to eradicate blight in city neighborhoods, and what the Federal Emergency Management Agency does with its FEMAStat to ensure that the lessons from each crisis response, recovery, and mitigation are applied in the future. How best to harness the strategy's full capacity? The PerformanceStat Potential explains all.
In Honor of Professor Yu-Chi Ho
Author: Yu-Chi Ho
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Modeling, Control And Optimization Of Complex Systems is a collection of contributions from leading international researchers in the fields of dynamic systems, control theory, and modeling. These papers were presented at the Symposium on Modeling and Optimization of Complex Systems in honor of Larry Yu-Chi Ho in June 2001. They include exciting research topics such as: -modeling of complex systems, -power control in ad hoc wireless networks, -adaptive control using multiple models, -constrained control, -linear quadratic control, -discrete events, -Markov decision processes and reinforcement learning, -optimal control for discrete event and hybrid systems, -optimal representation and visualization of multivariate data and functions in low-dimensional spaces.
Author: George M. Siouris
A much-awaited guide to real-world problems in modern control and estimation This combined text and reference deals with the design of modern control systems. It is the first book in this rapidly growing field to approach optimal control and optimal estimation from a strictly pragmatic standpoint. Sidestepping the realm of theoretical mathematics, An Engineering Approach to Optimal Control and Estimation Theory offers realistic and workable solutions that can be put to immediate use by electrical and mechanical engineers in aerospace and in many other applications. The author draws on his extensive experience in research and development from industry, government, and academia to present systematic, accessible coverage of all important topics, including: * All basic mathematics needed to apply subsequent information * A historical perspective on the evolution of modern control and estimation theory * All major concepts relevant to the design of modern control systems--from the Kalman filter, to linear regulators, to decentralized Kalman filters * Practical examples useful in applying the principles under discussion * Problems at the end of each chapter * Carefully selected references from the vast number of books published on this subject * Appendixes reviewing matrix algebra that is central to modern control theory, as well as matrix subroutines, useful to both students and practicing engineers Optimal Control and Estimation Theory Optimal control and optimal estimation have seen tremendous growth over the past three decades, owing to major advances in aerospace and other types of engineering. Optimal control and estimation theory is crucial to the design of modern control systems; for instance, navigation, mobile robotics, or automated vehicles and aircraft. It ensures that variables such as temperatures or pressure are kept in check, regardless of the disturbance the system undergoes. Despite the proliferation of books on the subject, most of the material published in this area is highly theoretical, and approaches the subject in a "theorem-proof" fashion, which is more appropriate to mathematics than to an engineering text. As its title suggests, An Engineering Approach to Optimal Control and Estimation Theory provides a practical and accessible guide, focusing on applications and implementation, and answering real-world questions faced by control engineers. In its highly organized overview of all areas, the book examines the design of modern optimal controllers requiring the selection of a performance criterion, demonstrates optimization of linear systems with bounded controls and limited control effort, and considers nonlinearities and their effect on various types of signals. Covering all the basics, the book deals with the evolution of optimal control and estimation theory, and presents the necessary mathematical background needed for this study. It also lists references and problems, and supplies appendixes for those wishing to delve into matrix algebra. Throughout, it offers opportunities for experimentation, while discussing analysis, various filtering methods, and many other pertinent topics. An Engineering Approach to Optimal Control and Estimation Theory is an invaluable, self-contained reference for practicing engineers, a useful text for graduate students and qualified senior undergraduates, and an important resource for anyone interested in the future of modern control technology.
Author: John T. Betts
A focused presentation of how sparse optimization methods can be used to solve optimal control and estimation problems.
A Proceedings Volume from the 1st IFAC International Conference, Wageningen, the Netherlands, 10-12 July 2000
Author: Gerrit van Straten,K. J. Keesman,J. Bontsema
Contains the papers presented at the IFAC Conference on Modelling and Control in Agriculture, Horticulture and Post-Harvest Processing held in Wageningen, The Netherlands. This work includes an inside view of the challenges of production for advanced life support systems in space.
Author: Brij N. Agrawal,Max F. Platzer
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Technology & Engineering
A single source of essential information for aerospace engineers This fully revised resource presents theories and practices from more than 50 specialists in the many sub-disciplines of aeronautical and astronautical engineering—all under one cover. The Standard Handbook for Aerospace Engineers, Second Edition, contains complete details on classic designs as well as the latest techniques, materials, and processes used in aviation, defense, and space systems. You will get insightful, practical coverage of the gamut of aerospace engineering technologies along with hundreds of informative diagrams, charts, and graphs. Standard Handbook for Aerospace Engineers, Second Edition covers: •Futures of aerospace •Aircraft systems •Aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, and acoustics •Aircraft performance •Aircraft flight mechanics, stability, and control •Avionics and air traffic management systems •Aeronautical design •Spacecraft design •Astrodynamics •Rockets and launch vehicles •Earth’s environment and space •Attitude dynamics and control