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### Orthogonal signal generator using integer arithmetic

I have a problem with implementing an orthogonal signal generator (OSG) algorithm on a microcontroller using integer arithmetic. I use this algorithm for a single-phase phase-locked loop (PLL) ...
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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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### State space equations

I am stuck on this exercise. I don't know how to deal with this squared y in the denominator. What am I supposed to do to obtain state space equations? ex.1 Simplified dynamic model of the steel ball ...
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### Why oscillations in PI control?

When integral control is added to proportional controller (i.e. PI control), why steady state error becomes 0 and why oscillations appear , how actually the integrator works ?
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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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### Effect of origin poles on stability?

What will be stability if we have only one single pole at origin in s domain?? and what will be the case for multiple poles at origin in s domain?
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### What is the difference between a controller and a compensator?

I recently revisited some texts on control theory. In some textbooks the term compensator is used, seemingly interchangeably with controller (see e.g. The Control Handbook by Levine, chapter 14 on ...
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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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### Improving Velocity Estimation Using Multiple Sensors in a Dynamic System

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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Taking transfer function out of real heating system

I have some king of heating system: heater (that I can control current for final power control) and a thermocouple (for measuring the temperature). I also have a device that can record temperatures ...
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### Position Kalman Filter fails to track a constant-acceleration path

I'm trying to build a discrete Kalman Filter that fuses accelerometer (acceleration) and GPS (position, velocity) measurements. However, I'm finding that my filter can't properly track a constant-...
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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?