Control refers to systems that control other systems, whether that be industrial machinery, lighting or devices used in a home

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What is the name of a component that combines a switch with a variable resistor?

I had some lights with a rotating switch that would turn them on/off, and then continuing to turn the switch would make them brighter. What sort of switch is this called? (it had a physical "click" to ...
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Reaction vs Rotary torque sensor for force/impedance control

I am working on a robotic system that is requiring a torque feedback from a rotational (single axis) joint for a force or impedance control loop. When researching the available torque sensors I've ...
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High Power H-Bridge with IR2125 Drivers Problem

I'm currently stuck on a problem when trying to drive a 140V DC motor using an H-Bridge with 4 high-power mosfets and 4 IR2125 drivers. I'm using as input to the drivers a signal generator of 5V in ...
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Block Diagram of a Type-2 Servo

I want to control and simulate a system to follow a ramp command. I know about type-1 servo and its integrator that could follow a step. Can any one help me about the formulation and block diagram of ...
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In adaptive signal processing, what does it mean for an arrow to go through a block?

For example, in this case the FIR digital filter has an arrow going through it. This is common in the signal processing comunity but very unintuitive from a control perspective i.e. where is the ...
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State space equation for spring pendulum [migrated]

This is related to control engineering so let me ask this here... Let's say we have a spring pendulum, where the spring itself is massless, and there is no damping at the hinge. That is, the only ...
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Adapt servo for torque input

I want cheap motors to reach a reference trajectory (positions, velocities, accelerations) and use torque as input for the system. This is intended for rapid movement reproduction. I would like to ...
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How does the automatic garage door opener know which button I've pushed on the wall control panel?

The wired wall control panel in my garage has only 2 wires connected to it. Yet somehow it acts different when I push the big "door" button than when I push the "light" button or the "lock" button. ...
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Loop gain(s) for multi-loop circuits

With the aim to combine some good properties of two different opamp types we can make use of the composite amplifier principle (see the figure). For example, we could combine good (small) input offset ...
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What is a Thyristor Switched Series Capacitor (TSSC)?

I'm struggling to understand the physical difference between the Thyristor Switched Series Capacitor (TSSC) and the Thyristor Controlled Series Capacitor (TCSC). From this book, I understand that a ...
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What is the difference between disturbance and noise for dynamic systems?

In most references from dynamic system theory, the following linear continuous dynamic system is considered. $$\frac{\text{d}x(t)}{\text{d}t}=Ax(t)+Bu(t)+Dd_{1}(t)\quad (1)$$ $$y(t)=Cx(t)+Ed_{2}(t) ...
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Controlling DC motor without Arduino motor shield

I am trying to make a line follower with the help of this tutorial. In the tutorial they have used Arduino motor shield. I want to know, is there any way to control the motors without using Ardumoto? ...
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Is it possible to determine load on a stepper motor when stopped

Is there a way that the torque on a stepper motor can be determined without some kind of additional force sensor. Additional electronics such as current shunts etc would be acceptable. I would like ...
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control circuit of a humanoid robot (something like i-cub or Asimo)

my friend and I are building the upper body of a humanoid robot for our MSc thesis project. There are 24 dc motors in this robot the thing I want to know is what is the best way to command these ...
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Electrically control material to channel light from specific angle

I am wondering if there is any material that can be electrically controlled so that light from a specific angle or diretion is received. Is it possible to manufacture such materials using ...
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Making a simple wireless remote control circuit to control a micro motor

All I need is to be able to activate a small 4mm by 6mm micro motor with a remote wireless switch. Just on and off. I have searched everywhere for help and I can't figure anything out, I am ...
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What factors affect the choice of a particular variant of the Clarke transformation?

I have a question about the different variants of Clarke transformation. In one of the responses on this site, I read the following: 3->2 symmetric component transforms (a.k.a. "Clarke") are not ...
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Computer Controling The Mouse Of Another Computer Issue

I am a nooby to electronics but I have a decent background in Programming. I have a project I am trying to do which is to make computer1 control the mouse of computer2. Basically, I want to use motors ...
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Stepper motor with integrated circuits and encoder controlled by custom software

I am new to electronics but I have decent experience in programming. What I would like to do is have 2 stepper motors attached to my computer, and then develop a program that would control their ...
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using one 555 timer to control the pulse of another

tried making something like this Limit Number Of Pulses From 555 Or Similar but it doesn't work. I'm not sure what it needs. I'm trying to make the first timer put out voltage to the second one for ...
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How to fit practical PID controller state equations into a state-space matrix representation (to be used for RK4 through MATLAB)?

So i need to implement an RK4 algorithm of a state-space matrix in order to convert it from continous to discrete time ( using RK4 is the specified method in the assignment Q). Diagram of the ...
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Motor control solution on the truntable for computer vision and optics usage

I'm lack of electrical engineering knowledge, I'm just a software engineer, so I need your help on the turntable design and control problem. I need a very accurate turntable to allow me to scan some ...
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Toggle two different LEDs with one T Flip flop

Imagine we have one green LED, one blue LED, power supply and resistors and grounds. We also have a switch. Can we toggle between the two different LEDs when the switch is pushed? If the blue LED is ...
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What is the reason behind transfer function representation valid for only LTI system?

One of the major advantages of state space representation is the fact that it can represent non-LTI system as well. I tried searching a lot to find a reason but couldn't get a reason explicitly ...
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Oscillation between the inverting input and output of opamp

I am looking into a circuit simlar to what is attached here, when I place a probe between the opamp's output and the inverting input - I see oscillation when V1 = 0V. But when voltage is applied to V1 ...
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What are the tradeoffs between control vs software algorithms (in charge pump PLL)?

I have a grid signal (45-65 Hz) that I've sampled with an ADC and put it through an IIR LPF so that noise does not effect the zero crossing detection. All I want is the frequency of the signal. Now ...
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Thyristor controlled rectifier (TCR) and thyristor switched capacitance (TCS): Why do we need them and how do they work?

Meaning of TCS and TCR in the context HVDC and power systems? I read somewhere that they are to control amount of inductance and capacitance on the line. If this is the case, how do they work?
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Noiseless electronic ceiling fan speed control

Is it a good idea to control speed of a ceiling fan by letting the TRIAC run in PWM mode as explained? The TRIAC is allowd to pass the current for a complete cycle of the mains and then stopped for a ...
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Digital Buck Control

I wish to emulate a voltage mode buck control using FPGA. My idea was to obtain a discrete state space equation that can be implemented digitally. At first I calculated to the buck small signal open ...
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Anti-windup scheme for PID controller [duplicate]

this is the designed pid controller and i am using TL084 op-amps which has +15 volts and -15 volts as their supply. when the error is generated, due to integrator the control signal(Vc) output is ...
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Calculating DC Brushless Motor Position

I am using a brush-less motor in one of my projects and I need a decent method of sensing the motor position so I know what coils to turn on and off. I looked a bit into sensing Back-EMF, but I did ...
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Anti-wind up scheme in the implementation of PID controller

I want to implement designed PID controller. But I am facing the problem of how to limit the saturation limit in both positive and negative direction? I tried using zener diode, but I would like to ...
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Finding transfer function of this signal flow graph using Mason's Rule

In the following signal flow graph, how do you find the transfer function Vload(s)/Idist(s) using Mason's rule? The solutions manual says it would be the same transfer function as if you were finding ...
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How to simplify this block diagram to get the given transfer function?

Given this block diagram, I'm trying to derive the transfer function. I've tried moving the 2 branch to either side of the then getting something like this But I'm not sure how to simplify it ...
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Finding transfer function of this RL circuit

Have a look at this circuit. I am to find the transfer function which is defined as \$V_L(s)/V(s)\$. Now I don't understand the solution. First of all, it defines \$V_L(s)\$ at the bottom as ...
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Slow down stepper motor's speed using stepper driver DRV 8825

I've got a Nema 17, rated at 0.8Amps, stepping angle of 1.8 degrees. The motor looks like this, and has six wires coming out of it: The four wires I've used are the ones labeled below (I was ...
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Need suggestions on control system engineering [closed]

I am sophomore studying control systems and the problems given in the books( like Norman Nise ) look too easy. Please suggest some good book with really good problems.
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How do I control several individual LEDs with Arduino?

I am working in a book store and I have the task of making an indication of a book place in the Library Cupboard with LEDs. I need to control about 300 LEDs with Arduino. What is the optimum way to do ...
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How to calculate Kp, Kd and Ki?

The motor operates within 140 rev/min to 600 rev/min. The controller gives an output in the range 4 to 20 mA. The sensor output reading equivalent to 400 rev/min, actual reading was 404 rev/min. The ...
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Transfer Function: State Space for DC motor

General question on making state space equations for a DC motor. In the link below, why are both the electrical and dynamics equations 3 and 4 used to make a state space eqn.8, instead of combining ...
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How do I enable/disable a running 555 astable oscillator with a control signal?

I am going to control a fan using PWM signal. PWM is generated by a 555 IC. The duty cycle rate of the PWM is controlled by a PTC thermistor. And an NTC thermistor decides when to turn on and off the ...
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Linear Regulator: MOSFET vs BJT

Currently I am doing a project on a voltage regulator. Can you tell me some advantages of MOSFETs over BJT? Apart from a higher power loss, I can not find much. In control engineering it is much more ...
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Response of a stable second-order transfer function to a unit sine wave input

In the lecture slides from my university it says that: "The response of a stable second-order transfer function to a unit sine wave input is:" ...
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When do I have to use rectifier-inverter, and when is “dimmer circuit” sufficient in driving AC motor?

I'm trying to design a device that is to use a variable speed 1-phase AC motor. I still haven't decided upon power and other parameters of the motor. I have a few models to choose from, with "bigger ...
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130V DC Motor Control

I am interested in building a control circuit for a motor. More specifically this motor. The model I want to control is the 130V model, 0.48A, which should make it at ~62W for the motor, and 1/17 ...
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Model and Control of a Physical System [closed]

Suppose i have a physical system (set of interacting elements ) that i want to control. Best thing we can do to understand this physical system and hence control it, is to model it. We ...
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Contact arcing, how to avoid?

Recently my water heater's thermostat failed. It's just a simple mechanical one, with a piece of metal that "pops" and connects or disconnects the heating element. I would guess that what made it ...
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How do I find the second order transfer function from this step response diagram?

I have the following diagram of a system's step response: I'm having trouble understanding how to calculate the system's transfer function, given this diagram. Specifically, I don't understand how ...
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does Tera Term handle software flow control internally? [closed]

The title may be a little confusing but i'll explain the situation: We have the following situation: ARM MCU -> UART -> FTDI chip -> USB -> PC -> Tera Term terminal The FTDI chip has built-in hard- ...
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Practical Limit of Feedback Control Systems WRT Bandwidth

In a digital feedback control system, I'm interested in the practical limit of what the correctable bandwidth is. For example, given a very simple system: A sensor can sample a simple X position ...