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Applications Of Artificial Intelligence In Control System Analysis And Design
Author(s): J. D. Birdwell
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Paper Abstract

To date, applications of artificial intelligence in control system analysis and design are primarily associated with the design process. These applications take the form of knowledge bases incorporating expertise on a design method, such as multivariable linear controller design, or on a field such as identification. My experience has demonstrated that, while such expert systems are useful, perhaps a greater benefit will come from applications in the maintenance of technical databases, as are found in real-time data acquisition systems, and of modeling and design databases, which represent the status of a computer-aided design process for a human user. This reflects the observation that computers are best at maintaining relations about large sets of objects, whereas humans are best at maintaining knowledge of depth, as occurs when a design option involving a sequence of steps is explored. This paper will discuss some of these issues, and will provide some examples which illustrate the potential of artificial intelligence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 1987
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0857, IECON'87:Automated Design and Manufacturing, (19 October 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.943265
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J. D. Birdwell, The University of Tennessee (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0857:
IECON'87:Automated Design and Manufacturing
Victor K.L. Huang, Editor(s)

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