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Control Using a
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Adaptive Algorithm with Short
Adaptation Time

*S. Gendron, P.R. Bélanger*
The traditional delay-plus-first-order model from process control was
used as the basis for a new adaptive control algorithm. Model poles were
assumed known, but zeros were allowed to vary. The special features of
the model were used to devise a rapid algorithm, whose convergence was
studied not asymptotically, but in finite time. The effects of noise and
of deviations from model structure were studied. This algorithm, which
was originally developed from ad-hoc principles, has proved to be quite
reliable in actual applications.

*Annual Report*

*Fri Nov 26 23:00:32 GMT 1999*