Control technology permeates every aspect of our lives. We rely on them to perform a wide variety of tasks without giving much thought to the origins of the technology or how it became such an important part of our lives.
Control System Applications covers the uses of control systems, both in the common and in the uncommon areas of our lives. From the everyday to the unusual, it's all here. From process control to human-in-the-loop control, this book provides illustrations and examples of how these systems are applied. Each chapter contains an introduction to the application, a section defining terms and references, and a section on further readings that help you understand and use the techniques in your work environment.
Highly readable and comprehensive, Control System Applications explores the uses of control systems. It illustrates the diversity of control systems and provides examples of how the theory can be applied to specific practical problems. It contains information about aspec ts of control that are not fully captured by the theory, such as techniques for protecting against controller failure and the role of cost and complexity in specifying controller designs.
Table of Contents
PROCESS CONTROL Water Level Control for the Toilet Tank: A Historical Perspective, Temperature Control in Large Buildings, Control of pH, Control of the Pulp and Paper-Making Process, Control for Advanced Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: A Case History, MECHANICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS: AUTOMOTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS Engine Control, Adaptive Automotive Speed Control, AEROSPACE CONTROLS Flight Control of Piloted Aircraft, Spacecraft Attitude Control, Control of Flexible Space Structures, Line-of-Sight Pointing and Stabilization Control Systems, CONTROL OF ROBOTS AND MANIPULATORS Motion Control of Robotic Manipulators, Force Control of Robotic Manipulators, Control of Nonholonomic Systems, MISCELLANEOUS MECHANICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS Friction Compensation, Motion Control Systems, J. Tal Ultra-High Precision Control, Robust Control of a Compact Disc Mechanism, ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC CONTROL SYSTEMS: POWER ELECTRONIC CONTROLS Dynamic Modeling and Control in Power Electronics, Motion Control with Electric Motors by Input-Output Linearization, Control of Electric Generators, CONTROL OF ELECTRICAL POWER Control of Electrical Power Generating Plants, Control of Power Transmission, CONTROL SYSTEMS INCLUDING HUMANS Human-in-the-Loop Control,
Levine, William S.