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Sourcebook of control systems engineering

Author: L C Westphal
Publisher: London ; New York : Chapman & Hall, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats

Fills the gap between standard control systems textbooks and advanced monographs for researchers. The coverage of control systems topics is broad and it is sub-divided into a large number of  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: L C Westphal
ISBN: 0412484609 9780412484605
OCLC Number: 32333336
Description: xx, 939 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface. Introduction and overview. Elements of systems engineering of digital control. Sensors and instrumentation. Control elements, actuators, and displays. Computer systems hardware. Computer software. Communications. Control laws without theory. Sources of system models. Continuous-time system representations. Sampled-data system representations. Conversions of continuous time to discrete time models. System performance indicators. BIBO stability and simple tests. Nyquist stability theory. Lyapunov stability testing. Steady state response: error constants and system type. Root locus methods for analysis and design. Desirable pole locations. Bode diagrams for frequency domain analysis and design. A special control law: deadbeat control. Controllability. Controller design by pole placement. Observability. State observers. Optimal control by multiplier-type methods. Other optimal control methods. State estimation in noise. State feedback using state estimates. System identification. Adaptive and self-tuning control. Learning control. Robust control. Structures of multivariable controllers. Appendix A: Z-Transform. Appendix B: Review of matrices. Appendix C: Description of random processes. References.
Responsibility: L.C. Westphal.
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