18 years ago
Does anybody have any recommendations on building a simple system that
can demonstrate some of the basic principles of control systems?
I studied this subject in college but did not pursue it in the real
world. Recently I started reading about it (after 15+ years) and
realized that in college we never actually built anything -- it was
all theoretical with some very basic Matlab simulations.
I was thinking it would be nice to build a simple closed loop system
and actually be able to see things like overshoot, oscillations, rise
time, etc. Then analyze the system (e.g. root locus, Bode) and refine
the parameters (gain, compensators) and see the improved response.
Thanks for any help on this.