Fundamentals of Automation and Remote Control

Fundamentals of Automation and Remote Control

International Series of Monographs in Automation and Automatic Control

1st Edition - January 1, 1966

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  • Authors: S. A. Ginzburg, I. Ya. Lekhtman, V. S. Malov
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483156781

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International Series of Monographs in Automation and Automatic Control, Volume 7: Fundamentals of Automation and Remote Control describes the complex systems of automatic control and telecontrol. This text is a translation from the second Russian edition. This book contains descriptive material on the fundamentals of automation and remote control, with attention to electrical components and systems. Part I deals with the basic components of automation and remote control, such as functions and general characteristics, and electromechanical, ferromagnetic, and electronic and radioactive components. The construction of automation systems that use radioactive isotopes is given as an example where the penetrating power of the radioactive radiation can measure the thickness of an object. Part II discusses automation systems and describes the principles of stability analysis that are needed in the dynamics of automatic regulation and control, follower, and measuring systems. A schematic diagram of an automatic speed regulator is analyzed in detail as an example. Part III is a description of the many remote control systems that are used, for example, in signaling systems, in telemetry systems, and in command-link systems. The importance of communication channels to remote control systems is also pointed out. Long-range signaling and telecontrol, which uses selection methods to assign the correct signals, are explained. A diagram of a telecontrol unit with time separation of signals is illustrated, and the protection of the unit from employing distorted signals is explained. Mechanical engineers, technicians, and students with serious interest in automatic control and telecontrol will find this book valuable.

Table of Contents

  • Authors' Preface to the English Edition

    Preface to the Second Edition

    From the Preface to the First Edition


    Part I Basic Components of Automation and Remote Control

    Chapter 1. Functions and General Characteristics of Automation and Remote Control Components

    1.1. General Remarks

    1.2. Functions of Automation and Remote Control Components. Definitions

    1.3. General Characteristics of Automation and Remote Control Components. Definitions

    Chapter 2. Electromechanical Components

    2.1. General Remarks

    2.2. Electrical Transducers of Mechanical Quantities

    2.3. Electromechanical Relays

    2.4. Electromechanical Drive Units

    2.5. Electromechanical Distributors (Selector Switches)

    2.6. Electromechanical Stabilizers, Amplifiers, and Pulse Generators

    Chapter 3. Dynamoelectric Components

    3.1. General Remarks

    3.2. D.c. Electric Motors

    3.3. A.c. Electric Motors

    3.4. Dynamoelectric Amplifiers

    3.5. D.c. Tachometers

    3.6. A.c. Tachometers

    Chapter 4. Ferromagnetic Components

    4.1. General Remarks

    4.2. Characteristics of Ferromagnetic Core Chokes

    4.3. Magnetic Amplifiers

    4.4. Magnetic Contactless Relays

    4.5. Ferromagnetic Voltage Stabilizers

    Chapter 5. Thermoelectric Components

    5.1. General Remarks

    5.2. Thermocouples

    5.3. Thermo-resistors

    Chapter 6. Electronic and Radioactive Components

    6.1. General Remarks

    6.2. Electronic and Ionic Devices

    6.3. Semiconductor Devices

    6.4. Phase-sensitive Rectifiers and Amplifiers

    6.5. Voltage Stabilizers

    6.6. Electronic, Ionic, and Semiconductor Relay-action Circuits

    6.7. Electronic and Ionic Distributors (Commutators)

    6.8. Photoelectric Amplifiers and Relays

    6.9. Application of Radioactive Isotopes

    Part II Automation Systems

    Chapter 7. Systems for the Remote Transmission of Angular Position

    7.1. General Remarks

    7.2. Stepwise System of Remote Transmission of Angular Position

    7.3. D.c. Continuous-action Systems for the Remote Transmission of Angular Position

    7.4. The Selsyn System of Remote Transmission of Angular Position

    7.5. Magnesyn System of Remote Transmission of Angular Position

    Chapter 8. Automatic Regulation Systems

    8.1. General Remarks

    8.2. Structure of Automatic Regulation Systems

    8.3. Stability of Linear Automatic Regulation Systems

    8.4. Typical Links of Automatic Regulation Systems

    8.5. Relation between the Characteristics of a Regulation System in Closed- and Open-loop States

    8.6. Stability Analysis of an Automatic Speed Regulator

    8.7. Speed Regulators with Relay Control

    Chapter 9. Follower Systems

    9.1. General Remarks

    9.2. Static and Dynamic Errors

    9.3. Stability Analysis of a Follower System

    9.4. Effect of Non-linearities on the Stability of Follower Systems

    9.5. Follower Systems with Relay Control

    Chapter 10. Automatic Measurement Systems

    10.1. General Remarks

    10.2. Unbalanced Systems

    10.3. Balanced Systems

    10.4. Automatic Measurement Systems with Digital Read-out

    10.5. Automatic Signaling of Readings and Automatic Sorting

    10.6. Systems for Centralized Control of Technological Processes

    Chapter 11. Automatic Computing Systems

    11.1. General Remarks

    11.2. Analogue Systems

    11.3. Digital Systems

    Chapter 12. Automatic Control

    12.1. General Remarks

    12.2. Automatic Starting of an Electric Motor

    12.3. Automatic Protection

    12.4. Programmed Control of Metal-working Machine Tools

    Part IIII Remote Control Systems

    Chapter 13. Communication Channels

    13.1. Characteristic Features of Remote Control Systems and the Purpose of Communication Channels

    13.2. Physical Communication Lines

    13.3. High-frequency Communication Channels along High-tension Electric Power Lines

    13.4. Microwave Wireless Communication Channels

    Chapter 14. Telemetry. Proximity Systems

    14.1. General Remarks

    14.2. Intensity Systems

    Chapter 15. Remote Action Telemetry Systems

    15.1. General Properties. Classification of Methods

    15.2. Pulse Number and Pulse Code Systems

    15.3. Frequency Systems

    15.4. Pulse Duration and Pulse Phase Systems

    15.5. Multichannel Telemetry Systems

    Chapter 16. Remote Control and Long-Range Signaling

    16.1. Basic Notions. General Principles of Remote Control and Long-range Signaling

    16.2. Multiwire Telecontrol Units

    16.3. Telecontrol Units with Frequency Separation of Signals

    16.4. Telecontrol Units with Time Separation of Signals

    16.5. Protection of Telecontrol Units from the Execution of Distorted Signals



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Product details

  • No. of pages: 514
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1966
  • Published: January 1, 1966
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483156781

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S. A. Ginzburg

I. Ya. Lekhtman

V. S. Malov

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