Journey

 

Practical Methods for Real World Control Systems

Practical Methods for Real World Control Systems
Submitted by Daniel Abramovitch on 05/13/2022
Tutorial 6 resources
Last Edited: 06/19/2022

This journey documents some of my path towards a more practical understanding of feedback control systems.  Along the way, I have learned a lot and wish to share this with others.

This paper aims to share with controls researchers ideas about how to interact with practicing control engineers, helping them upgrade the methods that they use.

The paper's audience is primarily controls researchers, who would do well to learn some of these practical issues in industrial control systems and how to avoid the pitfalls.  More importantly, this is a guide for how to communicate those fixes to practicing engineers in the field.

Thoughts on Fur­ther­ing the Con­trol Edu­ca­tion of Prac­tic­ing Engineers 

Dr. Daniel Y. Abramovitch, Agilent Technologies, American Automatic Control Council Education Committe Chair
60 min
Intermediate
Article / Blog
Demonstration

This paper was presented at the 2019 IFAC Advances on Control Education Conference (IFAC-ACE), Philadelphia, PA, USA, July 7-9, 2019, and is in the conference proceedings. This paper aims to...

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This is a plenary lecture given at the 2020 IEEE Conference on Control Systems Technology, Montreal, Canada, August 24-26, 2020. There is no paper, but this is the video of the talk.

Bridg­ing the Gap: Using Real World Prob­lems to Unveil Deep Con­trol Principle...

Dr. Daniel Y. Abramovitch, Agilent Technologies, American Automatic Control Council Education Committe Chair
52 min
Intermediate
Video
Application

This is a plenary lecture given at the 2020 IEEE Conference on Control Systems Technology, Montreal, Canada, August 24-26, 2020. There is no paper, but this is the video of the talk.

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The video of the tutorial paper is a nice way to learn about the topic.

Introduces PES Pareto to a new generation of control engineers.

A Tuto­r­i­al on PES Pare­to Meth­ods for Analy­sis of Noise Prop­a­ga­tion in Feedba...

Dr. Daniel Y. Abramovitch, Agilent Technologies, American Automatic Control Council Education Committe Chair
Intermediate
Peer Reviewed Paper
Theory

This paper represents a tutorial on the so called PES Pareto methodology of analyzing the sources of noise in a feedback loop. Originally conceived for analyzing noise contributors in...

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The video of the tutorial paper is a nice way to learn about the topic.

The tutorial tries to teach control engineers how to use coherent demodulation to improve the noise and nonlinearity immunity as well as minimize the latency of measured signals around the loop.

The Demod Squad: A Tuto­r­i­al on the Util­i­ty and Method­olo­gies for Using Modul...

Dr. Daniel Y. Abramovitch, Agilent Technologies, American Automatic Control Council Education Committe Chair
60 min
Intermediate
Peer Reviewed Paper
Theory

This paper is a brief tutorial on methods for using modulated signals in feedback loops, and especially of the different methods and trade offs used for demodulating those signals to get...

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