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Feasibility Studies on Use of Artrons as Logic Elements in Flight Control Systems

Report Number: FDL TDR 64-23
Author: Mirabelli, R. E.
Author: Connelly, E. M.
Author: Worthen, J. E.
Corporate Author: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-09
Pages: 134
Contract: AF 33(657)-11026
Project: 8225
Task: 822502
AD Number: AD0607764

Results of the theoretical studies of the use of redundant self-organizing elements as a means of providing a reliable self-organizing controller are presented. A mathematical representation of the trainable logical network as a finite state device and an analysis of the organization process as a Markov process is given. Goal functions for control systems are developed from Lyapunov functions. A digital computer study of the self-organizing logical controller and study results are presented. The theory, method of operation, and design techniques of the RELIATRON (Reliable ARTRON) are given.

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