CONTROL THEORY WITH APPLICATIONS TO NAVAL HYDRODYNAMICS: THE FIRST DAVID W. TAYLOR LECTURES--APRIL 1972

The lectures present an introduction to modern control theory. Calculus of variations is used to study the problem of determining the optimal control for a deterministic system without constraints and for one with constraints. The method of dynamic programming is also used to solve the unconstrained control problem. Stochastic systems are introduced, and the Kalman-buoy filter is derived.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Material contained in this report was presented in four lectures by Dr. Timman. Collation and technical editing was done by Dr. T.J. Langan, DTNSRDC Code 1552.
  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Bethesda, MD  United States  20084
  • Authors:
    • Timman, R
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 75 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138026
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 4397
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1976 12:00AM