Foundations of Control Engineering

Marc Bodson, Foundations of Control Engineering, independently published through Amazon,
ISBN: 978-1705847466, January 2020.

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Related paper

M. Bodson, “Explaining the Routh-Hurwitz Criterion: A Tutorial Presentation,”  IEEE Control Systems, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 45-51, 2020.

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Lab experiments with Matlab and a joystick

These labs only require Matlab and a joystick (a mouse can be substituted).

Macros for the joystick interface are found on:

  • bbeam.pdf     Ball and beam experiment.
  • invpend.pdf   Inverted pendulum experiment.
  • flex.pdf          Flexible beam experiment.

  • Lab experiments on phase-locked loops

    These labs require standard electronic equipment and cheap parts.

  • pllbasic.pdf    Basic phase-locked loop experiment.
  • plladv.pdf      Advanced phase-locked loop experiment.

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