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DC Servos

Application and Design with MATLAB, 1st Edition

By Stephen M. Tobin

CRC Press

219 pages

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Fundamental to the control of mechatronic devices, the servomechanism applies feedback from the device in question to regulate its position, velocity, or some other physical attribute. Successful mastery of servo control requires an understanding of a wide range of engineering disciplines, making it difficult and time-consuming

Table of Contents

DC Servo Systems Defined. Anatomy of a Continuous-time DC Servo. DC Motors in Servo Systems. Feedback Control Systems. Proportional Control of a Second-Order DC Servo. Compensation of a Continuous-time DC Servo. DC Servo Amplifiers and Shaft Encoders. Control of a Position Servo using a PIC Microcontroller.

About the Author

Stephen M. Tobin is the founder and president of Optical Tools Corporation. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire in 1983. He spent the first five years of his career in the motion control field, working in step motor and optical encoder design engineering with divisions of Allied-Signal and Dresser Industries. He then turned his attention to the development of electro-optical instrumentation. He joined General Eastern Instruments (now a division of General Electric) in 1988, working on closed-loop optical humidity measurement systems. While employed at General Eastern, he earned his M.S. degree in electrical engineering with a concentration in electro-optics from Tufts University in 1994. He later spent six years developing medical devices at Arthur D. Little, a world-renowned consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Motion control continues to be a lifelong passion for Mr. Tobin, who founded Optical Tools Corporation in 2004 and continues to consult for the medical device and manufacturing automation communities. He holds four U.S. patents and is a member of the Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society.

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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General