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Is there a strategy for discrete control of a system with dynamics near sample rate?

I'm trying to control a system where the controller sample rate is physically fixed and the plant has significant dynamics on the same order as the sample rate. I understand that one would prefer to ...
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How to create a control loop using a 100Msps digital signal as input

I would like to know what type of microcontroller should I buy for this control loop task. Scenario: I have a digital signal coming from the following equipment: $\boxed{\text{Ultrasonic}\\\text{...
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What are the advantages of LTI ( Linear Time Invariant ) systems over other systems? [duplicate]

In our engineering academics, there is one subject named "signals and systems". In this subject only LTI system is discussed. I want to know what are the advantages of LTI systems over other ...
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Measuring the open loop transfer function in closed loop: what's the better approach?

Considering the closed loop system; $C$,$G$, and $H$ all linear and stable transfer functions, If I chose to excite $\bf r$ and measure $\bf e$, I get the Sensitivity Function, $S$ $$S=\frac{1}{1+...
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Are there theories to manage states of signal volatility around a limit

Assume input signal and discrete output. The signal can cross the limit at 1000 times per second, but it is desired that the discrete output changes at the most once every 15 seconds. See image below:...
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Analyze stability of a closed-loop system with Bode

I have an open-loop system function $L(s)$ and its Bode plot is As MATLAB says, it is stable if we close the loop with unitary feedback. I thought that, seeing the Bode plots one could tell if the ...
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How to do this root locus by hand?

I have an open-loop system function $$L(s)=6\frac{(s-2)^2}{s(s-20)^2}$$ and I wanted to to the root locus diagram for it. I did it in MATLAB and got the following graph What I don't know how to ...
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Kalman for 3D position and 1D orientation

Is the following state correct for a Constant Acceleration (CA) model KF applied for tracking an object which moves in (x, y, z) and have the freedom of rotation $\phi$ around the $z$ axis? \begin{...
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Closed loop vs. Open loop

When analyzing a control system via Bode, Nyquist and Root-Locus, are we using open or closed loop information? I'm not being able to understand when the poles of the open loop are used and when the ...
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Problems calculating Z-transform

I am trying to solve a class exercise in which I am given the following, in Laplace domain: $$G(s)=\dfrac{e^{-Ts}}{s+3}$$ $$H(s)=\dfrac{1}{s}$$ And I need to calculate $\dfrac{C(z)}{R(z)}$, which is ...
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Designing a root-locus compensator to attain design requirements

I am working with Matlab to design a compensator capable to make a system attain the design requirements ($\omega_n\geq 0.3$ rad/s & $\xi\geq 0.5$). In order to do so I have a discrete-time ...
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What is the Reference in Control Theory?

I've started studying Control and I've come across some concepts that I'm finding a bit difficult to understand. For example, in the system showed here, there is a signal called "reference" as well ...
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Can bandwidth of the closed loop be bigger than bandwidth of individual elements in it?

This is a question from control theory but I hope you can help me with it. I was pointed to this community. So in my control loop I have elements that have cut-off frequency of 3-5kHz and I designed ...
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Showing a system is always controllable?

I need to show that the following system is always controllable: \begin{align}A &= \begin{bmatrix} -\alpha_1I_{k\times k}& -\alpha_2I_{k\times k}& \cdots &-\alpha_{n-1}I_{k\times k}&...
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Controlling the pursuit path of the human eye?

The human eye scans images by panning focus along a certain path. I've read that eye tracking studies have revealed that there is a feedback process involved in moving ocular focus along a path that ...
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Control of pendulum (crane trolley)

I need to control crane trolley (pendulum), I have state space representation as: $ A=\begin{bmatrix} 0 & 1 & 0 & 0 \\ 0 & 0 & \frac{m_b}{m_j}g & 0 \\ 0 & 0 & 0 &...
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Parameter identification for PI controller

I have a PI temperature controller being used in experiments, which I am also trying to simulate. However, using the proportional gain and integral time as used in the experiments gives different ...
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What does variance actually mean in control theory?

The question is about the notion of variance in control theory, a college course I am taking. Ever since I can remember, in every maths or physics class, whenever a professor started teaching ...
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How to tune PID parameters to track a family of reference signals?

I have a system that is controlled by a PID controller. I tune the controller to track a reference signal that is a unit step function. Is there a way to extend the obtained results to be able to ...
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Unable to calculate the phase of the steady state output signal for a question

I have encountered problems in doing this particular assignment from school. The question and my working is shown below: You may refer to the transfer function, G(s) , written down under part (a) ...
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Difference between step,ramp and Impulse response

As, we can determine the response of the system by its 'impulse response' then why we use 'step response' and 'ramp response'. Is there any difference between all these response?
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Step response of feedback system

We have a feedback system F(s) as in this figure: and this is the step response of G(s): and H=10. F(s): We got the root locus of the system F(s) as this: then we determined the gain ...
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AR model order selection for half second EEG fragments

I am using MATLAB to evaluate power spectral density estimates of half second EEG signals, using modified covariance method. Can anyone suggest me how to select the AR model order for this process? Is ...
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Calculating frequency and damping ratio from transfer function given eigenvalues

I have the following standard transfer function for a damped linear oscillator: $$G(s) = \dfrac{\omega_0^2}{s^2 + 2\zeta\omega_0s + \omega_0^2}$$ Now I have two eigen values at locations $-100 \pm ...
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Why is an RC circuit a first order system?

I am going through the following tutorial: Time-Response Identification of a Resistor–Capacitor (RC) Circuit Why do we call the RC circuit a first order system? I understand the order of a system ...
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Why is it necessary to have two state variables

I am learning about control theory. Let's consider this system. $$ m a(t) + b v(t) + k x(t) = f(t) $$ $a$ is acceleration $v$ is velocity $x$ is displacement $f$ is external force In my ...
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Benefits of oversampling in a realtime noise-cancellation system

When sampling a signal, it is standard practice to use a sampling rate that is greater than two times the bandwidth of the signal in order to avoid aliasing. The result is then low-pass filtered (and ...
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phase locked loop

I have seen that to get the phase angle of a signal, we have to use PLLs. this PLL is modeling in order to get the phase angle about one frequency, which is the free running frequency of the VCO. If ...
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Frequency response of a (rectangular) integrator

A very simple question which can't really figure out: I have a simple discrete time rectangular integrator with Z transform H(z) = 1/(1-Z^(-1)) Plotting the frequency response with Matlab using ...
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Troubleshooting PID controller

I'm developing a PID controller to control the position of a laser beam. The position is measured using a Position Sensitive Device (PSD). I modeled the plant according to the manufacturer specs and I'...
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What is pulse train filter?

I have recently seen some code written in modelling tool like Simulink, ASCET which uses PT1 filter? Why do we use a pulse train filter? What is the difference between FIR, IIR, Chebyschev, ...
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Improving velocity estimation

I have a sensor reduction model which gives me a velocity estimate of a suspension system(velocity 1) . This suspension system estimate velocity is used to calculate another velocity(velocity 2) via ...
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Why eigen values and poles of a system are equivalent?

In control systems engineering, the stability of a system (modeled in the form of Transfer Function) is determined by the poles of the system in the right or left hand sides. When the model is ...
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PID Control - process variable / setpoint

I'm trying to design a PID controller but I have a problem in the following case: The process variable can only be between 0 and 1. The setpoint can be close to one, for instance 0.97. Hence the ...
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Why does the impulse response determine the transfer function of a system? [closed]

why does it describe the transfer function.. How come? Especially for LTI systems. I thinking about the theory about how come an impulse input can provide information about a complete system.. As it ...
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How to form Kalman filtering matrices for a problem with variable acceleration?

Assuming we have time vector $T$ with constant time step $dt$ position vector $X$ velocity vector $V$ acceleration vector $A$ All vectors $X, V, A$ have noise on their measurement ( $n_x$ , $n_v$ ...
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System indentification different inputs

I have peformed different form for input/output relation to determine a system, but seem to be missing some theory which input will be the most will excite enough modes such that the models which i ...
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Perfect system identification or am i doing something wrong?

I am using MATLAB to identify a system. The problem with my method is that my result is perfect. I get a nearly 100% fit, which make me wonder if what I am doing is correct. I feed a sine sweep with ...
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What is the low-pass filter that gives minimal transient response?

As title says, what is the low-pass filter that gives minimal transient response? By minimal transient response, I mean minimal settling time with reference to very tiny amount of divergence of steady-...
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Inputs for system identification

What effects does have a different input such as impulse, step, sine sweep etc. on performing a system identification? I mean what is up/down side, and which one is best, and why chose one rather ...
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What kind of filter is this?

Is this filter a BPF? $$\dfrac{z}{z-a}$$ where $a$ is some complex number? If we put a pole somewhere on the unit circle it will emphasise a certain frequency, is that right?
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input output read/write frequency

I am trying to identify a system based on input/output response and thereby estimate a transfer function. I generated a frequency sweep function in Mathematica which gives me the discrete values of a ...
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Do FIR filter have any application in control theory?

I know about IIR filter as discrete pendent to transfer functions in the Laplace domain. So it is actually quite simple to convert the function of the control system and finally receive the discrete ...
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Root Locus for a system

I know this subject tends more to control theory but I am certain its part of the global knowledge basis for engineers, thus I believe I can find the answer here. I'm trying to draw Root Locus for $K&...
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What is the physical interpretation of the dB scale on a bode plot and what is a negative dB?

I have no physical interpretation of the Bode plot. What does it mean for a bode plot to have negative dB over its entire duration on the log-scale frequency?
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What is the difference between a sampled time system and a discrete time system?

I am trying to evaluate whether I should control a system in simulink using sampled data system or discrete time system. The discrete model is as follows: The sampled time system is as follows ...
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Why is my bode plot showing periodic behavior?

I found something very interersting when I was trying to simulate a discrete time system. So first I discretized the continuous system $G(s)$ using "c2d" function and "dbode". The resulting bode plot ...
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Stability of an unstable system using nonlinear element. Is it possible or not?

Say there is a system with open-loop transfer function G(s)=1/(s−1) . The system is definitely unstable. If I put any nonlinear system in cascade with G(s) and from the output, a negative unity ...
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How to intuitively understand the state space formulation of discrete time system?

The SS formulation of DT system is given by $$x[(k+1)T] = Ax(kT) + Bu(kT)$$ $$y(kT) = Cx(kT) + Du(kT)$$ Note: T is the sampling period and often omited Can someone explain to me why the state ...
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For a standard second order transfer function, what is the equivalent time domain significance of $\zeta>0.707$?

In frequency domain $\zeta>0.707$ implies no resonant peak in frequency response. But I am unable to correlate what is the exact time domain effect of this? If $\zeta=0.707$ acts like an '...