| type of control for which the performance index reaches a largest or smallest value under specified conditions|
Note 1 to entry: Performance index is a mathematical expression which characterises the quality of control under given conditions.
Note 2 to entry: The determination of optimal control parameters frequently results from minimising integral criteria which are often called control areas from the geometric interpretation of the integral. The most important ones are:
Criterion of Integral Absolute Error
Criterion of Integral Squared Error
Criterion of Integral of Time multiplied Absolute value of Error
Therein e(t) is the control difference variable as a function of time as answer to an input appropriate to the technological task, for example a response to a stepwise change of the reference variable.
Note 3 to entry: This entry was numbered 351-26-35 in IEC 60050-351:2006.