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Accession Number N20130013548
Title Evolving Systems: An Outcome of Fondest Hopes and Wildest Dreams.
Publication Date Aug 2012
Media Count 13p
Personal Author M. J. Balas S. A. Frost
Abstract New theory is presented for evolving systems, which are autonomously controlled subsystems that self-assemble into a new evolved system with a higher purpose. Evolving systems of aerospace structures often require additional control when assembling to maintain stability during the entire evolution process. This is the concept of Adaptive Key Component Control that operates through one specific component to maintain stability during the evolution. In addition, this control must often overcome persistent disturbances that occur while the evolution is in progress. Theoretical results will be presented for Adaptive Key Component control for persistent disturbance rejection. An illustrative example will demonstrate the Adaptive Key Component controller on a system composed of rigid body and flexible body modes.
Keywords Adaptive control
Aircraft structures
Flexible bodies
Mathematical models
Nonlinear evolution equations
Rigid structures
Self assembly

Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 94 - Industrial & Mechanical Engineering
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Moffett Field, CA. Ames Research Center.
Document Type Conference proceedings
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1324
Contract Number N/A

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