Optimal Control of Systems With Generalized Poisson Inputs

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J. J. Florentin

Electrical Engineering Department, Imperial College, London, England

J. Basic Eng 85(2), 217-221 (Jun 01, 1963) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3656564 History: Received April 05, 1962; Online November 03, 2011


This paper discusses the optimal control of systems having known dynamics with command and disturbance inputs which may be described as generalized Poisson processes. An engineering interpretation of the physical nature of Poisson processes is given, with brief comments on their use as mathematical models of practical situations. Representative examples of partial differential equations of optimal control are quoted. Explicit solutions of the control equations are given for the following systems with quadratic performance indexes: (a) The general linear system with linear Poisson inputs; (b) a linear regulator with a quadratically nonlinear Poisson disturbance; (c) a linear regulator with a random step-wave disturbance.

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