Optimal Beaver Population Management Using Reduced Order Distributed Parameter Model and Single Network Adaptive Critics

Radhakant Padhi
S. N. Balakrishnan, Missouri University of Science and Technology

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Using a distributed parameter model for beaver population that accounts for their spatial and temporal behavior, an optimal control for a desired distribution of the animals is presented. Optimal solutions are obtained through a "single network adaptive critic" (SNAC) neural network architecture. The objective of this research is to design an "optimal" beaver harvesting scheme for a region of interest.