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Analog and Digital Control System Design

Transfer-Function, State-Space, and Algebraic Methods

Chi-Tsong Chen

Publication Date - 24 February 2006

ISBN: 9780195310467

624 pages


This text's contemporary approach focuses on the concepts of linear control systems, rather than computational mechanics. Straightforward coverage includes an integrated treatment of both classical and modern control system methods. The text emphasizes design with discussions of problem formulation, design criteria, physical constraints, several design methods, and implementation of compensators. Discussions of topics not found in other texts--such as pole placement, model matching and robust tracking--add to the text's cutting-edge presentation. Students will appreciate the applications and discussions of practical aspects, including the leading problem in developing block diagrams, noise, disturbances, and plant perturbations. State feedback and state estimators are designed using state variable equations and transfer functions, offering a comparison of the two approaches. The incorporation of MATLAB throughout the text helps students to avoid time-consuming computation and concentrate on control system design and analysis.

Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Mathematical Preliminary
    3. Development of Block Diagrams for Control Systems
    4. Quantitative and Qualitative Analyses of Control Systems
    5. Computer Simulation and Realizations
    6. Design Criteria, Constraints, and Feedback
    7. The Root-Locus Method
    8. Frequency-Domain Techniques
    9. The Inward Approach: Choice of Overall Transfer Functions
    10. Implementation: Linear Algebraic Method
    11. State Space Design
    12. Discrete-Time System Analysis
    13. Discrete-Time System Design
    14. PID Controllers
    Appendix A. The Laplace Transform
    Appendix B. Linear Algebraic Equations

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