linear regulator problem

linear regulator problem

[′lin·ē·ər ′reg·yə‚lād·ər ‚präb·ləm]
(control systems)
A type of optimal control problem in which the system to be controlled is described by linear differential equations and the performance index to be minimized is the integral of a quadratic function of the system state and control functions. Also known as optimal regulator problem; regulator problem.