

Members  Contents  Findings  Recommendations 
Wendell H. Fleming, Chairman  Brown University 
G. Blankenship  University of Maryland 
R. Brockett  Harvard University 
J. A. Burns  Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 
R. V. Kohn  New York University 
A. Krener  University of California, Davis 
A. Laub  University of California, Santa Barbara 
J. L. Lions  College de France 
S. Marcus  University of Texas 
J. E. Marsden  University of California, Berkeley 
S. Mitter  Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
E. Polak  University of California, Berkeley 
R. T. Rockafellar  University of Washington, Seattle 
D. Russell  University of Wisconsin, Madison 
E. D. Sontag  Rutgers University 
G. Stein  Honeywell, Inc. 
Chapter 1. Executive Summary  1  
Findings  3  
Recommendations  5  
Chapter 2. Overview  9  
The Nature of Control Theory  9  
The Issues of Modeling in Control Theory  15  
Historical Development of the Mathematics of Modern Control Theory  17  
Contemporary Applications of Control Theory  21  
On Knowledge Transfer  26  
Status of the Profession  27  
Eduational Aspects and Training of New PhD's  29  
Chapter 3. Research Needs and Opportunities  31  
Research Needs in Modern Science and Technology  31  
Large space structures, Robotics, Power Systems and Computer Networks, Combustion Control, Fluid Flow Control, Control of Plasma, Solidification Processes, Steel Industry, Biomedical Research, Optimal Design of Structures and MaterialsHydrology, Oil Recovery, Economics, Manufacturing Systems, Performance Evaluation of Computer Systems, ComputerAided Design of Control Systems  
Research Opportunities  38  
General View, Robust and Adaptive Control, Control of Distributed Parameter Systems, Nonlinear Systems, Stochastic Control, Optimal Design of Distributed Parameter Systems, Computational Methods for Control, Optimal Control and Design Algorithms, Interface of Symbolic and Numerical Computation, Parallel Algorithms, Control of Chaos, ComputerAided Design of Control Systems, Decentralized Control, Intelligent Control, DiscreteEvent and Hybrid Dynamical Systems  
Chapter 4. Vignettes  54  
Deterministic FiniteDimensional Nonlinear Systems  54  
Distributed Parameter Systems  63  
Dynamics and Control of Flexible or Mixed Structures  69  
Stochastic Control  72  
Algebraic and Geometric Aspects of Linear System Theory  76  
Variational Problems and Optimization  79  
Robotics  82  
HinfOptimization for Robust Control  85  
Computational Methods for Control  89  
Optimial Control Algorithms  94  
Adaptive Control  97 
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