Digital control laboratory courses

G.F. Franklin, J.D. Powell
1989 Control Systems Magazine  
This paper describes two Stanford University courses of one quarter (IO weeks) each, covering the material of "Digital Control of Dynamic Systems" by the authors. The courses have neither homework nor exams but are based on laboratories using IBM PC computers with locally designed and constructed analog plants. Rather formal reports are also required covering the seven labs in the two courses. The first course (4-unit credit) has labs on digital filters, control design by transform methods,
more » ... rol design by state-space methods, and quantization effects. The second course (3 units) has labs on identification, Kalman filters, and optimal design. The courses are taught several times a year by faculty from the Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Aeronautics and Astronautics Departments, and satisfy degree requirements in each of these departments; the stu-
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