feedback loop


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to feedback loop: Negative feedback loop

feedback loop

the circular path seen in a system that has feedback, such that the output of the system participates in the control of the system. It can be positive or negative.
References in periodicals archive ?
In addition to transducers and feedback loops, precision pneumatic control requires the use of a proportional servo valve rather than a pressure relief valve for the accurate control of air leaving and entering the cylinder.
Researchers noted that while the study focused on physical activity and its relationship to executive function, it is likely a positive feedback loop also exists between executive function and eating nutritious foods.
Since then, the Sultana's negative feedback loop has been in full bloom and the forces of civilization have gone into retreat.
A feedback loop can be indirect as illustrated in Figure 4.
The series will also include a section that synthesizes experiences, good practices and lessons learned across case studies in relation to entry points and stakeholder engagement, internal and external capacity building, approaches for de-centralized monitoring; application of the feedback loop and consideration of cross-cutting strategies and approaches.
A recently discovered positive feedback loop has scientists very worried.
Environmental testing is an established feedback loop, providing direct information on product qualities and limitations, both of the products themselves and within the environments in which they will be used.
Scientists could use the seven principles and the double feedback loop to guide their research and discoveries.
A feedback loop is a closed chain of causal connections among the elements of a system that is activated when one element meets a certain parameter and sets off a prescribed action.
In this paper we illustrate how to design an adaptive software system where the feedback loop drives its architecture, and moreover, where feedback loop components are explicit in this architecture.