1998 Volume 11 Issue 11 Pages 630-637
This paper proposes a control strategy based on an array representation of input-output data of a plant. The control strategy requires no traditional mathematical model such as a transfer function or a state-space equation. The plant dynamics is represented as a set of basis arrays whose elements are plant input-output data. Then a set of canonical basis arrays is derived from the set of basis arrays by a sweep-out calculation. The control input for dead-beat tracking is directly computed using the set of canonical basis arrays.