Assignment 4


Due Date

Friday, July 31, 2015 (i.e., Saturday before 1 am)

Objectives

  • Introduction to reference models for self-adaptive systems
  • Introduction to MIAC

Instructions

This assignment consists of two parts. In Part I you are to summarize a paper on reference models. In Part II you are to write a tutorial on adaptive control.

Part I

In Part I you are to write a summary of the following paper:

The answers to this question should fit into approximately 2-3 typeset pages.

Do not copy verbatim from any source. Cite your sources.

Part II

Control theory offers several reference models for realizing adaptive control where not only the target system but also the controller is adjusted over time guaranteeing global stability and convergence. Two famous models are reference adaptive control (MRAC) and model identification adaptive control (MIAC). DYNAMICO is another reference model for adaptive control.


In Part II you are to write a tutorial on how to apply the MIAC reference model for designing self-adaptive systems. Explain how MIAC is used using a concrete example.  Take this opportunity to immerse yourself in adaptive control.

The answers for this question should fit into approximately 2-3 typeset pages.

Do not copy verbatim from any source. Cite your sources.

How to submit

Send e-mail with solution in pdf format to submit@rigiresearch.com. Ensure e-mail subject line is in the following format:

<course_number>-A4

and filename is in the following format:

<course_numb>-<first_name>-<last_name>-<student_number>.pdf

where course_number is either seng480a, csc485a, or csc586a. 

e.g.: 
subject: seng480a-A4
filename: seng480a-john-doe-v00666.pdf

Marking

Part I is worth 50% and Part II 50%.