Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Part II: Applications and Industry Trans. AIEE, Part II: Applicat. Ind. American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Part II: Applications and Industry, Transactions of the. 77(5):338-342 Nov, 1958
Johnson, T. L, Ward, S. A, Wahid, J, and Houpt, P. K
COMPUTER OPERATIONS AND HARDWARE
A laboratory design facility for digital microprocessor implementation of linear-quadratic-Gaussian feedback compensators is described. Outputs from user interactive programs for solving infinite time horizon LQ regulator and Kalman filter problems were conditioned for implementation on the laboratory microcomputer system. The software consisted of two parts: an offline high-level program for solving the LQ Ricatti equations and generating associated feedback and filter gains and a cross compiler/macro assembler which generates object code for the target microprocessor system. A PDP 11/70 with a UNIX operating system was used for all high level program and data management, and the target microprocessor system is an Intel MDS (8080-based processor). Application to the control of a two dimensional inverted pendulum is presented and issues in expanding the design/prototyping system to other target machine architectures are discussed.