The Human Operator in Manual Preview Tracking (an Experiment and Its Modeling Via Optimal Control)

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M. Tomizuka

University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

D. E. Whitney

The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc., Cambridge, Mass.

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 98(4), 407-413 (Dec 01, 1976) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3427058 History: Received September 08, 1976; Online July 13, 2010


A manual preview tracking experiment and its results are presented. The preview drastically improves the tracking performance compared to zero-preview tracking. Optimal discrete finite preview control is applied to determine the structure of a mathematical model of the manual preview tracking experiment. Variable parameters in the model are adjusted to values which are consistent to the published data in manual control. The model with the adjusted parameters is found to be well correlated to the experimental results.

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