Hardware accelerators for STABLE-H

Megson, Graham M. (1988) Hardware accelerators for STABLE-H. In: International Conference on Control 88, 13-15 April 1988. Institution of Electrical Engineers, London, pp. 104-109. ISBN 0852963602

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The Hardware Accelerators Project (HAP) is a short term project which assesses the potential of developing a parallel system of control design. The main concepts are to develop parallel algorithms for the design of control systems at a less intuitive level than that of direct parallelism. The technique of control design is the H+? technique which has received a great deal of interest due to its wide applicability, and also requires a significant amount of computational effort sequentially. In addition the CAD package STABLE-H, implemented at the department of Engineering Science Oxford University, offers a testbed facility for algorithms. In the long term the result of HAP will indicate whether more involved techniques such as super-optimal control can be implemented effectively using parallelism. The spin-off is better designed controllers which will also affect the way direct parallelism can be applied. Thus one can see two levels of parallelism-the first to optimise performance once a controller is designed and requires implementation-the second to permit the use of more complex analysis and design procedures.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Control system CAD, parallel algorithms, CAD package Hardware Accelerators Project, STABLE-H, control design control system CAD, parallel algorithms, parallel system, super-optimal control, H+ infinity technique
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Electronics and Computer Science, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2009 16:02
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2009 15:28
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/5743

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