STUDY OF QUADRATIC COST FUNCTIONS FOR VEHICLE HEADWAY CONTROL

This paper shows that minimizing a quadratic cost function is not particularly useful for selecting a small number of controller gains in vehicle headway control. For cases in which a large number of controller gains are to be selected, the quadratic cost function may be useful, but the weighting parameter values cannot usually be chosen a prior if transient performance measures are of particular interest. Examples illustrate how values of weights in a simplified cost function can be selected to yield acceptable transient performance. This performance is compared with that for a system containing only a few gains and optimized without recourse to a cost function. /Author/

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Hoberock, L L
    • Rouse, R J
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

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  • Pagination: p. 97-108
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  • Accession Number: 00095748
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM