What does feed forward mean?

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Freebase

  1. Feed forward

    Feed-forward, sometimes written feedforward, is a term describing an element or pathway within a control system which passes a controlling signal from a source in its external environment, often a command signal from an external operator, to a load elsewhere in its external environment. A control system which has only feed-forward behavior responds to its control signal in a pre-defined way without responding to how the load reacts; it is in contrast with a system that also has feedback, which adjusts the output to take account of how it affects the load, and how the load itself may vary unpredictably; the load is considered to belong to the external environment of the system. In a feed-forward system, the control variable adjustment is not error-based. Instead it is based on knowledge about the process in the form of a mathematical model of the process and knowledge about or measurements of the process disturbances. Some prerequisites are needed for control scheme to be reliable by pure feed-forward without feedback: the external command or controlling signal must be available, and the effect of the output of the system on the load should be known.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of feed forward in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of feed forward in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6



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