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Control, Identification, and Input Optimization

  • Robert Kalaba
  • Karl Spingarn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert Kalaba, Karl Spingarn
      Pages 3-9
  3. Optimal Control and Methods for Numerical Solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Robert Kalaba, Karl Spingarn
      Pages 13-44
    3. Robert Kalaba, Karl Spingarn
      Pages 45-75
  4. System Identification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Robert Kalaba, Karl Spingarn
      Pages 165-177
    3. Robert Kalaba, Karl Spingarn
      Pages 179-193
    4. Robert Kalaba, Karl Spingarn
      Pages 195-222
  5. Optimal Inputs for System Identification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Robert Kalaba, Karl Spingarn
      Pages 225-279
    3. Robert Kalaba, Karl Spingarn
      Pages 281-341
    4. Robert Kalaba, Karl Spingarn
      Pages 343-378
  6. Computer Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 411-431

About this book

Introduction

This book is a self-contained text devoted to the numerical determination of optimal inputs for system identification. It presents the current state of optimal inputs with extensive background material on optimization and system identification. The field of optimal inputs has been an area of considerable research recently with important advances by R. Mehra, G. c. Goodwin, M. Aoki, and N. E. Nahi, to name just a few eminent in­ vestigators. The authors' interest in optimal inputs first developed when F. E. Yates, an eminent physiologist, expressed the need for optimal or preferred inputs to estimate physiological parameters. The text assumes no previous knowledge of optimal control theory, numerical methods for solving two-point boundary-value problems, or system identification. As such it should be of interest to students as well as researchers in control engineering, computer science, biomedical en­ gineering, operations research, and economics. In addition the sections on beam theory should be of special interest to mechanical and civil en­ gineers and the sections on eigenvalues should be of interest to numerical analysts. The authors have tried to present a balanced viewpoint; however, primary emphasis is on those methods in which they have had first-hand experience. Their work has been influenced by many authors. Special acknowledgment should go to those listed above as well as R. Bellman, A. Miele, G. A. Bekey, and A. P. Sage. The book can be used for a two-semester course in control theory, system identification, and optimal inputs.

Keywords

control engineering operations research optimal control optimization

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Kalaba
    • 1
  • Karl Spingarn
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Hughes Aircraft CompanyLos AngelesUSA

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