Conference Proceedings

Extremum Seeking From 1922 To 2010

Y Tan, WH Moase, C Manzie, D Nesic, IMY Mareels, J Chen (ed.)

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 29TH CHINESE CONTROL CONFERENCE | IEEE | Published : 2010

Abstract

Extremum seeking is a form of adaptive control where the steady-state input-output characteristic is optimized, without requiring any explicit knowledge about this input-output characteristic other than that it exists and that it has an extremum. Because extremum seeking is model free, it has proven to be both robust and effective in many different application domains. Equally being model free, there are clear limitations to what can be achieved. Perhaps paradoxically, although being model free, extremum seeking is a gradient based optimization technique. Extremum seeking relies on an appropriate exploration of the process to be optimized to provide the user with an approximate gradient, and..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the support of the Australian Research Council through the Discovery Project Grant scheme as well as the support received through the Future Fellowship Scheme for Dr Ying Tan and Prof Dragan Nesic.