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Developing Lead Compensator to Decrease Settle Time

This is a follow up to this question. I've approximated the transfer function for a system to be H = zpk([0.012 -1.05 18],[-0.22 -0.22 -45 -1000],10000);. My goal ...
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why do cascaded pole plant models create an internal/apparent time delay

My question is why do plants made up of many poles in cascade cause apparent time delays in a system?
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how to take a second order transfer function without any zeros and represent it using two first order transfer functions

does anybody know how to take a second order transfer function with no zeros (no s terms in the numerator): $$ g(s) = K\frac{\omega_n^2}{s^2 + 2\zeta \omega_n s + \omega_n^2} $$ and represent it using ...
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How to calculate velocity error of a control system in Matlab?

I am trying to calculate de position, velocity and acceleration error in Matlab. My transfer function is $\frac{1}{s^2+6s+8}$, and the system has a unit feedback. I am calculating the input-output ...
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3D (time, scale, amplitude) plot in Continuous Wavelet Transform

I will be extremely grateful if someone could please answer this basic question. How can one plot a 3D (translation, scale, amplitude) plot from the Continuous wavelet transform (CWT) coefficients? ...
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What is the relation between eigenvalues and state-space response in control systems?

I understand the mathematics behind it but I want to know what happens physically in a real-life system. How do the eigenvalues come into the picture from a non-mathematical (physical) point of view? ...
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Which step response matches the system transfer function

A system has the following open loop bode plot: - Which one of the plots below describe the closed loop step response for the entire system? My attempt My initial thought was to look at the static ...
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How do I get a faster system response?

I have this model in simulink (the graph is my output): The step input has amplitude 0.5 m/s, and it steps up after 0.1 seconds. The gain $K_p=5$. The saturation block is to keep the voltage between -...
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what is the difference between LMS and MPC?

I do understand that MPC is a control method and requires known model in the feedback path. LMS, on the other hand, is more like an adaptive filtering, which estimates the tap coefficients yielding ...
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What are some reliable sources which I can use to validate my code for simulating MPC?

What I have done I have written a code in Mathematica from scratch for simulating quadratic cost standard MPC problems for constant reference tracking. My attempts YALMIP's website has a solved ...
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Construct controller with given crossover frequency

I have this problem: I can solve question a) by looking for the phase gain of the bode plot at $\omega_{\pi}$, find the phase gain = 0.2, and divide $\frac{1}{|G(w)|} = \frac{1}{0.2} = 5$, so K can be ...
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Feedback command for MIMO systems in matlab

I have a state space model with 12 outputs and 4 inputs. I want to close the loop of 8th output with 3 input. then in outer loop i want to close outer loop for 1 output and 3 input again (Quadrotor ...
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State space representation using a given nilppotent matrix

I want to build a question on state space using a given, nilpotent matrix, $A$. $$q[n+1]=Aq[n]+Bx[n]$$ $$y[n]=Cq[n]+Dx[n]$$ Usually, I am using the canonical form so there is no problem extracting $A,...
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Part 2: Root Locus, Transfer Functions and Unit Step Response?

I'm continuing my question referenced here: Part 1 Question / Problem Description Say I have a new Root Locus shown below Consider the generic feedback loop, and the transfer function $G(s)$ shown by ...
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Root Locus, Transfer Functions and Unit Step Response?

Consider the generic feedback loop, and the transfer function $G(s)$ shown by the following root locus plot. Where $\mathbf{x}$ denotes the open-loop poles and $\square$ denotes the closed loop poles....
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How to handle cross products in feedback loop?

I'm trying to simplify the following block diagram from to the following block diagram However, h(t), H(s) in time domain, has a cross product in it (gyroscopic torque). How can I represent the ...
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State space physical meaning

Let $T(s)$ be a transfer function that describes a mechanical system, where the input is force and the output is position. And let $[A,B,C,D]$ be the equivalent state-space representation of $T(s)$, ...
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Ending points of the root locus

Let $$D(s) + KN(s) = 0 \tag{1}$$where $D(s)$ and $N(s)$ are polynomials of $s \in \mathbb{C}$ such that $\text{Deg}(D) = n, \ \text{Deg}(N) = m$ and $n\ge m$. The root locus method tells us how the ...
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What is the frequency of the Gaussian white noise model in control systems?

The design of control systems, particularly for SISO systems, is made convenient by tools such as Bode plots and the corresponding Nyquist stability criterion. These concepts allow engineers to design ...
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Why can't this system be adequately represented using a z-domain transfer function?

According to this question and answer the following system cannot be adequately captured by a z-transform transfer function. $$y[n] = y[n-1] + F_{\psi}(y[n-1)) + F_{\phi}(x[n-1])$$ where $F_{\alpha}(z)...
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Controller in the feedback path?

What happens if the controller of a closed-loop system is placed in the feedback path before the summation point, instead of between the summation point and the plant to control? Are we allowed to do ...
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How does the intuitive notion of causality fit in with control systems?

Edit: By causality, in this question, I do not mean the traditional mathematical definition in the theory o signals and systems; I mean causality as in an intuitive 'what's moving/pushing what notion'....
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Are there any State Space Control C libraries?

I'm searching for a C library which implements methods needed for state space control (e.g. state feedback controller and state observer equations). Googling various terms only brought up a non-C (C# ?...
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music sampler control

I'm a reasonably competent web programmer and I would like to know how I should go about learning to program a software that would control a music sampler. The hardware setup I was given is a sampler (...
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Region of root locus not inside the feasible region for a given performance specification

I wanted to plot the root locus for a system, whose plant transfer function is $$ P(s)= \frac{k}{Ts+1}e^{-ts}. $$ A PI controller was suggested for this system, and the task is to find $K_p$ and $K_i$...
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What is the principle behind my voice echoing perpetually when 2 separate devices are used for playback and recording on video calls?

I had to use 2 separate devices for a video call, desktop for video/audio output and smartphone for recording, since the desktop microphone was not working properly. Unfortunately for me, when I ...
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Kalman Filter: Difference between sensor input and control input

I recently saw a matlab sensor fusion example which combined IMU and GPS data for drone localization. What was surprising about it was that the IMU was used to predict future behavior of the system as ...
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Effects of delay in a discrete-time controller for a continuous-time plant

I'm trying to understand the effects of sample-to-update delay in digital control of power electronics. I am aware of the issue but not 100% sure how to quantify it. There is an interesting paper by ...
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How to approximate the transfer function of compensator using root locus?

I have the root locus of a system with and without compensator. The system is consist of a PD-controller and the process, the output is fed back to the controller via $G_s(s) = 1$. The upper graph is ...
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Signifance of statistical information in a signal

I am learning control engineering for some time and I work with a lot of transfer functions and frequency domain design. Reading from textbook, to me everything seems deterministic. Whenever I come ...
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Transfer function estimation using system identification

I am posting a control system problem here because of this post reference. Question: I have input and output datasets. These are graphically shown below. The blue line is output and the pink line is ...
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Time-Invariant (non)autonomous Systems

Regarding potential distinctions between autonomous, non-autonomous, time-invariant and time-varying systems, I have found out opinions supporting that: autonomous systems are time-invariant and non-...
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Extracting the DC component of a signal, that proportional to the displacement about the y-axis

I’m not sure that I clearly enough reflected the essence of a small problem in the title of the topic, but I’ll try to reveal its essence in the question itself. https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/......
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Control of a nonlinear static MIMO System

I am currently writing my master thesis and trying to design a controller for my system. However, the system is somewhat unconventional. It has a large number of inputs and outputs, is static, non-...
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Trajectory Planning and Optimal Control

When finding control inputs for ODE systems, gradient based solutions are often used. With the increase computational power will these solutions still be important over things like Monte-Carlo ...
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Why is the close looped model under control called plant?

I am not sure if the question even belongs here. Please correct me if it is out of context. Consider a closed feedback loop. Usually, we say that $K^L(s)$ is a controller over the plat $G(s)$. Is ...
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Feedforward disturbance signal compensation

The reference Feedforward control concepts through Interactive Tools says, to minimise the effect of the disturbance $d$ on the process output $y$, a compensator $G_{\text{ff}}=P_3/P_1$ shall be used. ...
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How to find the perfect regularization number?

I have an issue! Assume that we are going to solve $Ax=b$ but $x$ contains noise.To minimize that noise we can use regularization: $$x = (A^TA + \lambda I)^{-1}A^Tb$$ Where $\lambda$ is a small ...
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How can I correct the settling time when implementing a pre-filter (reference filtering)?

I have designed a controller for the speed of a motor, I calculated that for a settling time $0.1 \; s$, it works when I test it without pre-filtering. However, I need $0$ overshoot, so I implemented ...
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Fundamental questions about state-space and Kalman filters

I am a dsp guy, I only did a minimum of control theory back in university. While trying to grok state space analysis and (discrete time) regular Kalman filters, I am hitting a few questions that ...
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Model necessary for PID control

As I am not from control theory, I do not understand - after reading the Wiki page about PID control (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PID_controller) and watching some videos - whether a model of the ...
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Stabilizing the inverse transform of a system

Currently I am trying to understand an unknown mechatronic system. I used white noise as an input signal and measured the output of the system. Then I estimated a second order SISO transfer function (...
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Why if I place the zero of the lead compensator at lower frequencies, do I obtain a resonance peak?

I am studying control systems, and I am studying the lead and lag compensator. I have seen than if I use a lead compensator for the closed loop transfer function, $T(s)=\frac{s+2}{(s+1)(s+8)},$ with ...
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Whether $y(t) = x(t/3)$ is a memoryless system?

I am a newbie in signal and system, and feeling confused about the memoryless property, it says at the definition, if a system gives output only depends on present input, then its memoryless. So if at ...
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Measurement delay versus control delay

For a typical conventional control loop (no delay, measurement transfer function is 1) the closed-loop transfer function is $$H(s) = \frac{G_{comp}G_{process}}{1+G_{comp}G_{process}}$$ With an ...
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What does it mean that a zero is slow?

I am studying control systems, and have encountered the definition of a slow zero. I am searching on internet and in books, but I don't understand the meaning this. I know that if a zero is too slow, ...
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Does a RHP zero imposes some limitation in the time domain?

I am studying control systems and I have seen that a non-minimum phase zero imposes a limitation on the bandwidth, which is that the bandwidth has to be lower than the frequency which is half the ...
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Problem in verifying zero blocking property of a zero of a multiple input multiple output system

I have a multiple input multiple output control system, and in particular a two inputs two outputs system. I want to find the zero state direction and the zero input direction of the system, which has ...
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Is it possible to use a control scheme with a delay as prefilter?

I am studying control systems, and in my studies I have encountered the topic of control scheme of the form and I have seen thaht this control scheme is really useful since it is possible to add a ...
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Can a pole at the origin be considered a dominant pole?

I am studying control syetems, and I have studied that the dominant poles of a system are the ones closer to the imaginary axis. Now, consider a system with a pole at the origin. Can this pole at the ...

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