Summary: Learning for the Adaptive Control of Large Flexible Structures
Zhiqiang Gao+,Mark Peek++and Panos J. Antsaklis'
+Departmentof Electricaland ComputerEngineering
Notre Dame,IN 46556
3702N. Main Street
An importantproblemin the adaptivecontrolof largeflexible
structuresis to appropriatelyselectthe adaptivecontrollerparameters
so that good performance is obtained. There is a lack of systematic
methods in selecting these parameters mainly because of the
mathematical complexity in studying the transient response of
nonlinear systems. In this paper a method. based on machine
learning, to solve this problem is introduced and discussed. These
results are then used to propose an intelligent adaptive control
system where the parameters in the adaptive controller are to be
tuned on-line without human supervision.