Discrete-Time Control Problems Using MATLAB / Edition 1

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Using the power of MATLAB and its Control System Toolbox, this book is the ideal supplement for a digital control systems course. Students are able to use a digital computer to rapidly work a wide range of numerical problems and gain deeper insight in control design. The book is built around illustrative examples that demonstrate the steps involved in the analysis and design process. The examples are followed by a variety of problems that span the spectrum from follow-up what-if problems, to simple textbook-type reinforcement problems, to open-ended exploratory problems, and to realistic comprehensive problems. This book is part of the Bookware Companion Series.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"It does not have the 'dryness' of a traditional textbook at all. It is full of excitement when going through some of the problems in the book. The selection of the examples in the book is excellent."

"An outstanding feature of the book is the integration of real-world applications throughout the exploration and comprehensive problem sets, e.g. ball and beam system, inverted pendulum system, etc. By connecting the MATLAB work with applications that the students can easily visualize, the book's homework exercises are extremely useful learning aids. The students will definitely feel that they have learned something worthwhile after working through these homework problems."

From The Critics
A supplemental textbook for students taking a senior-level course on digital control systems who are familiar with the feedback control design of continuous-time systems. Example MATLAB scripts are provided for transfer-function and state-space models, sampling, performance measures in the time domain and frequency domain, and discrete-time control design. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534384777
  • Publisher: CL Engineering
  • Publication date: 10/7/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe H. Chow is a Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Registered Professional Engineer, State of New York, since 1983. In 1979, he won the Donald P. Eckman award from the American Automatic Control Council for outstanding contributions to control engineering by a young engineer. He has served as the Associate Editor for Automatica and IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. Dr. Chow has also participated on the NSF Initiation Grant Review Committee, NSF Presidential Young Investigator Grant Review Committee, and the NSF Small Business Innovative Research Grant Review Committee.

Nicolas W. Chbat received his Ph.D., focusing on a soft computing application to learning control, from Columbia University, New York City, in 1996. Since then, he has been with General Electric's Corporate RandD Center, working on diagnostics, modeling, and control, using knowledge- and rule-based as well as classical methods for GE products.

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Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION. MATLAB and The Control System Toolbox. Cross-Reference of Topics. Ways to Use this Book. 2. SINGLE-BLOCK MODELS AND THEIR RESPONSES. Transfer Functions. Residues and Unit-Delta (Impulse) Response. Step Response. Response to a General Input. Poles and Stability. Effects of Zeros on System Response. Building Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output Systems. 3. BUILDING AND ANALYZING MULTI-BLOCK MODELS. Series Connections. Parallel Connections. Feedback Connections. Controller Transfer Functions. Feedback Systems with Two Inputs. Feedback Connections of Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output Systems. 4. STATE-SPACE MODELS. Model Building, Conversions, and Interconnections. Poles, Zeros, Eigenvalues, and Stability. Time Response. State Transformation. 5. SAMPLE-DATA CONTROL SYSTEMS. Impulse Sampling. Aliasing. Zero-Order Hold. Discretization. Closed-Loop Sampled-Data Systems. 6. FREQUENCY RESPONSE, DIGITAL FILTERS, AND DISCRETE EQUIVALENTS. Frequency Response. Sinusoidal Steady-State Response. Digital Filters. Discrete Equivalents. 7. SYSTEM PERFORMANCE. Time-Domain Performance. Steady-State Regulation. Performance Measures as Functions of Controller Parameters. Frequency-Domain Performance. Nyquist Plot. 8. PROPORTIONAL-INTEGRAL-DERIVATIVE CONTROL. Proportional Control. Proportional-Plus-Integral Control. Proportional-Integral-Derivative Control. 9. FREQUENCY-RESPONSE DESIGN. Bilinear Transform. Lag Controller Design. Lead Controller Design. Lead-Lag Controller Design. 10. STATE-SPACE DESIGN METHODS. Controllability. Pole Placement. Observability. Observer Design. Observer-Controller Design. Appendix A: Models Of Practical Systems. Ball and Beam System. Inverted Pendulum. Electric Power System. Hydro-Turbine and Penstock. Appendix B: Root-Locus Plots. Discrete Fourier Transform. Appendix C: Matlab Commands.

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