Control of Complex Systems

Methods and Technology

  • M. Drouin
  • H. Abou-Kandil
  • M. Mariton

Part of the Applied Information Technology book series (AITE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. M. Drouin, H. Abou-Kandil, M. Mariton
    Pages 1-9
  3. M. Drouin, H. Abou-Kandil, M. Mariton
    Pages 11-38
  4. M. Drouin, H. Abou-Kandil, M. Mariton
    Pages 39-62
  5. M. Drouin, H. Abou-Kandil, M. Mariton
    Pages 63-93
  6. M. Drouin, H. Abou-Kandil, M. Mariton
    Pages 95-129
  7. M. Drouin, H. Abou-Kandil, M. Mariton
    Pages 131-149
  8. M. Drouin, H. Abou-Kandil, M. Mariton
    Pages 151-178
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 179-180

About this book

Introduction

Since the begining of the sixties, control theorists have developed a large body of knowledge concerning complex or large-scale systems theory. Using the state space approach, their purpose was to extend methods to cope with the increasingly sophisticated automation needs of man-made systems. Despite several remarkable contributions, and some successful applications, it can be stated that this theory has not yet become an engineering tool. On the other hand, the emergence of cheap and reliable microprocessors has profoundly transformed industrial instrumentation and control systems. Process control equipment is organized in multilevel distributed structures, closely related to the concepts introduced by complex systems control theory. This similarity should favor a fruitful intersection for practical applications. However, a gap still exists between the literature on control theory and the world of technological achievements. In the many books on complex systems, few have given attention to the technological aspects of a practical control problem. The present book is an attempt to fill this gap. To do this, it consistently reflects the viewpoints that: - Theory and technology are two indivisible facets of the same problem. -On-line implementation for real time applications is the ultimate goal of a control study.

Keywords

automation complex system complex systems control theory optimal control optimization systems theory

Authors and affiliations

  • M. Drouin
    • 1
  • H. Abou-Kandil
    • 1
  • M. Mariton
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Paris VI and Laboratory of Signals and SystemsGif-sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.MATRA SEP Imagerie et Informatique and Laboratory of Signals and SystemsGif-sur-YvetteFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-9853-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-9855-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-9853-1
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