Implement proven design techniques for control systems without having to master any advanced mathematics. Using an effective step-by-step approach, this book presents a number of control system design techniques geared toward readers of all experience levels. Mathematical derivations are avoided, thus making the methods accessible to developers with no background in control system engineering. For the more advanced techniques, this book shows how to apply the best available software tools for control system design: MATLAB® and its toolboxes.
Based on two decades of practical experience, the author illustrates how to implement control systems in your resource-limited embedded systems. Using C or C++, you will learn to design and test control systems to ensure a high level of performance and robustness.
Key features include:
- Implementing a control system using PID control
- Developing linear time-invariant plant models
- Using root locus design and Bode diagram design
- Using the pole placement design method
- Using the Linear Quadratic Regulator and Kalman Filter optimal design methods
- Implementing and testing discrete-time floating-point and fixed-point controllers in C and C++
- Adding nonlinear features such as limiters to the controller design
About the Author
Jim Ledin, P.E., is an electrical engineer providing simulation-related consulting services. Over the past 18 years, he has worked on all phases of non-real-time and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation in support of the testing and evaluation of air-to-air and surface-to-air missile systems at the Naval Air Warfare Center in Point Mugu, Calif. He also served as the principal simulation developer for three HIL simulation laboratories for the NAWC. Jim has presented at ADI User Society international meetings and the Embedded Systems Conference, and has written for Embedded Systems Programming magazine and Dr. Dobb's Journal.