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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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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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Why use transfer functions than differential equations?

I have some simple questions regarding DSP and Control Systems, but found no simple answers. I just need simple and easy to understand answers, not complex answers with huge maths. Why we use ...
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What is $H_2$ and $H_{\infty}$ control? [closed]

I can create a Linear Quadratic Gaussian Integral(LQGI) controller very easy by using GNU Octave. LQGI is in the area of Optimal Control Theory. But there is something called Robust Control Theory. ...
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Is a filter/control transfer function with positive phase “causal”?

In control we often use transfer functions with positive phase, i.e., a "lead filter" has transfer function $$G_c(s) = \frac{\alpha \tau s+1}{\tau s+1}$$ (with $\alpha>1$). Since the zero occurs ...
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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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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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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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Discrepancy in stability conditions when calculating via RH criterion and Nyquist criteria

I have the following open loop transfer function for a unity feedback system. $$G(s)=\frac{K(s+20)^2}{s^3}$$ 1.When using RH criterion it can be easily proved that the closed loop transfer function ...
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Eigenfunction property for LTI sinusoidal and the sinusoidal steady-state response

All LTI systems possess the eigenfunction property for complex exponential inputs. That is (restricting our attention to periodic complex exponentials), if $e^{j\omega_k t}$ is an input to the LTI ...
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How do I test stability of a MIMO system?

Let's say I have a system similar to two interconnected IIR filters described like this: \begin{align} x_1(t)&=a_{11} x_1(t-1)+a_{12} x_1(t-2) +a_{13} x_2(t-1) + a_{14} x_2(t-2)+y_1(t)\\ x_2(t)&...
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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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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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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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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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Differences between two closed-loop systems

What could I say about stability of those systems by looking at the scheme? System 1 System 2 $y_r(s)$ is input, $a(s)$, $b(s)$, $p(s)$, $q(s)$ and $r(s)$ are some polynomials and $y$ is output. I ...
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Existence of transfer function

This is my system. Is there a way to find a transfer function? I can’t help the YR(s) going inside B(s) without being sampled, and I think this is the problem. Any help?
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Time Delay Margin

I have a question regarding the time delay margin. I know the definition of time delay margin now I want to know that for the stability of the system is it good to have large time delay margin or ...
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Under what conditions do the phase margin and Nyquist criteria give the same results?

When designing feedback systems, I often evaluate stability by thinking about phase margin: the closed loop system $$T(s) = \frac{L(s)}{1+L(s)}$$ is stable if $L(s)$ has positive phase margin, i.e., $...
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Why the bandwidth of the system with the minimum-order observer is higher than the full-order observer?

In Ogata's Modern Control Engineering (5th Ed., page 786) it says: The bandwidth of the system with the minimum-order observer is higher than that of the system with the full-order observer, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does the system matrix being singular tell us anything about the system?

If we have a linear system, represented in State Space and the A matrix is singular (det(A) == 0), can we expect any special properties from the system?
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Iterative Kalman filters and system parameters estimation

i am working recently on a project in which i want to implement a Kalman filter as being an observer, and i couple this observer with a state feedback controller that produces control actions ...
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Wavelet transform in control systems

In control systems, the Laplace transform is often used to analyze the stability and the performance of LTI system. For instance, the LTI system is stable if and only if the transfer function, which ...
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What is the type number of a discrete time system given $H(z)$?

Given a continuous time impulse response $h(t)$, if I take the Laplace transform and count the no. of poles at origin, that gives the type number of the system. For e.g., $$H(s) = \frac{2}{s(s+2)}$$ ...
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How general are adaptive-filtering techniques? [closed]

How often do problems arise that let you use adaptive filters? Unless I am understanding something incorrectly it seems the requirement that the input signal be stationary(or even WSS) is too strong ...
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How can I design a PI controller for a closed loop system, which requires a bandwidth equal to the natural frequency and a set Phase Margin?

For a school project I have to hand in a small report on a this problem. I've been studying so much for it but right now I'm just mixing up everything I've seen and just don't know where to start. I'd ...
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What are poles and zeroes (with respect to the inputs and outputs of a system)?

I get it, about poles and zeroes, when we talk in terms of the transfer function. But, if the transfer function is the ratio of the output to the input, then if the input signal is zero, then the ...
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How can I find the transfer function from this Bode diagram?

I've been given this bode diagram : I've been asked to find the transfer function only by using the bode diagram. It's the first time I'm doing this so here's what I thought. The starting value is ...
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(How to ask a Homework Question): Define poles by using proportional controller

Given is a process with the transfer function $$G(s) = \frac{s - 1}{s^2 + 3s + 2}$$ I want to create a controller so that the poles of the controlled system are $$p_{1,2} = -4 \pm i$$ Is it ...
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Deriving the transfer functions of a heating system

I'm tying to develop a model for a heated system that consists of a small steel block (~25 sq. in.) with a heating element embedded in it. The block acts as a sort of hot-plate that is used to deform ...
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Perturbation test for a real plant

How should we conduct a perturbation test for an LTI unknown system by perturbing the input to see the output response i.e. How many different perturbation step size should be given to the input?
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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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Does the integrator in a PID controller removes the disturbance?

I am reading "Small Unmanned Aircraft: Theory and Practice" (page 7). We have the following Transfer Function (TF): $\phi(s)=\frac{a_{\phi 2}}{s(s+a_{\phi 1})}(\delta_a(s)+\frac{1}{a_{\phi 2}}d_{\phi ...
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Nyquist with only poles at the origin

I need to solve this three exercises: $$G_1(s) = \frac{1}{s}$$ $$G_2(s) = \frac{1}{s^2}$$ $$G_3(s) = \frac{1}{s^3}$$ This is what I did: For the single pole ($1/s$), magnitude of A is $\infty$ and ...
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How do I stabilize my oscillating system?

I have two scalars $x$ and $y$ that vary with time $t$ such that \begin{align} \frac{dx}{dt} &= ay + b + dx\\ \frac{dy}{dt} &= cx \end{align} but $a, b, c$ are unknown. If $d$ is too small, ...
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Why do these 2 methods give different solutions?

I need to solve what is underlined in red for $x_i$, nut currently I'm interested in the right side of the equation only. On the left I sarted by doing the Laplace transform of $x_u'$ and $x_u$, and ...
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Discrete state space model - Why are we calculating $x[k+1]$ instead of $\dot{\textbf{x}}(t)$?

A continuous state space model is defined as follows. $$ \dot{\textbf{x}}(t)=\textbf{A}\textbf{x}(t)+\textbf{B}\textbf{u}(t) \\ \textbf{y}(t)=\textbf{C}\textbf{x}(t)+\textbf{D}\textbf{u}(t) $$ If we ...
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Step response of a differentiating system

Consider I can find the step response of a system with the following method: We can easily find the step input of a system from its transfer function. Given a system with input $x(t)$, output $y(t)$ ...
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When can the $\mathcal Z$-transform be inverted? When not?

What are the conditions that must be satisfied to be able to invert the $\mathcal Z$-transform?
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Transfer function of open loop system

Suppose i have the system equation $Y(s) = G(s)X(s)+ 3T(s)$ Then what is the transfer function of the system? I know that the transfer function is $Y(s)/X(s)$, but i can't get that expression.
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What does G(1) = 1 say about a system?

This is a line from a paper I've been reading: The static gain of the closed loop system must be $1$ ($G(1) = 1$) [...] First of all: I know what gain is, but isn't gain dependent upon frequency? ...
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Does a closed loop system with a reference of its previous iteration always reach a point in which it adventually loops, even if that loop is stable?

For example you have a $F(\cdot)$ which starts off taking some input $a$, which describes some set of objects and their states, and creating a output $F(a)$, which can be renamed $F_1$, that also ...
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Routh's stability criterion: zeros of the auxiliary polynomial and of its derivative

When using RH criterion and using the auxiliary equation special case, which of the following is true? The auxiliary equation $A(s)=0$ gives some(or all) of the symmetrical poles. The differentiated ...