Megson, Graham M.
(1988)
*Transputer implementation of systolic arrays for model reduction.*
In:
IEE Colloquium on Recent Advances in Parallel Processing for Control.
Institution of Electrical Engineers, London, 5/1-5/10.

## Abstract

In control theory the dynamics representing a physical system to be controlled is analyzed in terms of a model built up from a mathematical description of the system components. Unfortunately the resulting model can have high or infinite dimensional state equations, so it is often necessary from a practical and computational viewpoint to find a reduced model of the system which mimics closely the behaviour of the high order system. The technique for producing these simplified descriptions is termed model reduction and a number of methods are known. The author is interested in applying computational parallelism to the generation of reduced models to provide an acceleration mechanism for use in a CAD environment. In the paper the author develops systolic algorithms for simple single input-output control problems and implements them on a network of transputers. The performance of this network is then evaluated with respect to a sequential algorithm for the same problems. Finally, the author points out that systolic arrays are normally considered as special purpose methods geared towards exploiting VLSI techniques.

Item Type: | Book Section |
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Uncontrolled Keywords: | CAD, control engineering computing, microprocessor chips, parallel processing, CAD environment, control engineering computing, model reduction, parallel processing, single input-output control problems, systolic arrays, transputers |

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 16:06 |

Last Modified: | 19 Oct 2009 15:40 |

URI: | http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/5744 |

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