"The problem presented is a study, by simulation on an analog computer, of a time optimum "bang bang" control system with a second order plant. Phase plane analysis techniques are used to describe the performance of the second order plant under the action of a maximum effort controller. From this, the system logic is developed for time optimum response to a step reference input. A fast time model of the plant is used to obtain repeated high-speed extrapolations of the plant outputs, at the same time a linear predictor generates future values of the reference. The error functions thus found are used to implement the control.
The system is investigated for step, ramp and sinusoidal references with emphasis placed on the ramp and sinusoidal functions. Frequency response and reproduction of the form of the reference are given particular attention. Limitations which apply to a practical implementation of the system are also discussed"--Abstract p. ii
Robert D. Chenoweth
Charles L. Edwards
Roger E. Nolte
Charles E. Antle
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
xii, 85 pages
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Curtin, John F., "A time optimum bang bang control system under specified inputs." (1963). Masters Theses. 2850.