Applied Control Theory for Embedded Systems

1st Edition

Authors: Tim Wescott
Paperback ISBN: 9780750678391
eBook ISBN: 9780080475899
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 31st March 2006
Page Count: 320
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Table of Contents

Introduction; Z transforms; Performance; Block Diagrams; Analysis and Design; Sampling; State-Space Control; Software Implications; Further Study

Description

Many embedded engineers and programmers who need to implement basic process or motion control as part of a product design do not have formal training or experience in control system theory. Although some projects require advanced and very sophisticated control systems expertise, the majority of embedded control problems can be solved without resorting to heavy math and complicated control theory. However, existing texts on the subject are highly mathematical and theoretical and do not offer practical examples for embedded designers. This book is different;it presents mathematical background with sufficient rigor for an engineering text, but it concentrates on providing practical application examples that can be used to design working systems, without needing to fully understand the math and high-level theory operating behind the scenes. The author, an engineer with many years of experience in the application of control system theory to embedded designs, offers a concise presentation of the basics of control theory as it pertains to an embedded environment.

Key Features

  • Practical, down-to-earth guide teaches engineers to apply practical control theorems without needing to employ rigorous math
    Covers the latest concepts in control systems with embedded digital controllers
    The accompanying companion website contains source code and real-world application examples to help users create fully working systems

Readership

PRIMARY MARKET: Embedded engineers in industrial control/manufacturing SECONDARY MARKET: Engineering students at the more practical engineering and technical schools; experienced engineers needing a practical refresher


Details

No. of pages:
320
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Newnes 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Newnes
eBook ISBN:
9780080475899
Paperback ISBN:
9780750678391

Reviews

Many embedded engineers and programmers who need to implement basic process or motion control as part of a product design do not have formal training or experience in control system theory. Although some projects require advanced and very sophisticated control systems expertise, the majority of embedded control problems can be solved without resorting to heavy math and complicated control theory. However, existing texts on the subject are highly mathematical and theoretical and do not offer practical examples for embedded designers. This book is different;it presents mathematical background with sufficient rigor for an engineering text, but it concentrates on providing practical application examples that can be used to design working systems, without needing to fully understand the math and high-level theory operating behind the scenes. The author, an engineer with many years of experience in the application of control system theory to embedded designs, offers a concise presentation of the basics of control theory as it pertains to an embedded environment.


About the Authors

Tim Wescott Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Independent Consultant, Wescott Design Services, Oregon City, OR, USA.