Date of Award

Summer 1968

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Wu, S. H.

Second Advisor

Ishii, Thomas Konyu

Third Advisor

Thomas Konyu Ishii

Abstract

This thesis is intended to provide a general design criterion f or the development of adaptive controllers for model-reference adaptive control systems . The second method of Liapunov is employed in the method which is applicable to a large class of control systems involving linear , nonlinear and time varying parameters with polynomial order inputs.

A step by step method of controller design is developed which yields a systematic procedure for determining controller parameters . The method , based on the asymptotic stability in the large of the null mode l-plant error , does not involve optimal control considerations, but controller gain and parameters are easily adjusted to yield acceptable results . Several illustrative examples indicating design procedure and controller effectiveness are given. State variable notation is used where possible to simplify the mathematics and aid understanding .

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