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

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Possible methods to control the voltage of a variable 3 phase power supply for an electromagnet?

The only solution I can think of is a three phase variable transformer, are there other methods? If so, what is the standard or accepted method to control the voltage of a variable 3 phase power ...
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position control mode of industrial servo motor

I have searched alot about industrial servo motors and their application but the problem is about the pulse command used in position control mode, can I use a 555 timer for the generation of such ...
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Completing circuits with transistors and arduino

Hello and thanks to anyone who helps. I am trying to create a test bench for a control board we commonly work on at our business. One control board has 11 pins that a ribbon cable would be connected ...
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What's the Laplace transfer function of a moving average?

What is the Laplace transfer function of a moving average? $$y_k=\frac{x_k+x_{k-1}+x_{k-2}+x_{k-3}+...+x_{k-N+1}}{N}$$ I tried to get it from the z-domain transfer function using conversion tables: ...
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PID contollers and MIMO systems [duplicate]

I have a system which in state space model. There are 3 state variables and first I will make a solution without using any controller, in this case I have 3 input (u) U1=10,U2=0 and U3=5 , in this ...
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Reading USB Relay Specifications

Good morning, I am trying to work on some home improvement DIY projects and trying to control light from an RPi / Arduino using USB connection. I've found two possible products, that I think might ...
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MOSFET overheating in pwm control

I'm using a MOSFET to switch a 24V, 15A load, with the gate input being a 500Hz PWM signal. However, this is causing the MOSFET to overheat and blow. Any suggestions would be appreciated. R1 = 100 ...
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Obtaining Poles and Zeros from frequency response

What is the process of obtaining the poles and zeros from frequency response plot or data. Any reference or Matlab code will be great help
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What is the effect of aliasing in discrete time controller?

Suppose we have a controller whose TF is $$ G(s) = \frac{1}{(s^2+1)} $$ This yields two marginally stable poles at \$ s = \pm j \$ Now let's discretize the controller through z transform, after ...
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Pump control system without arduino

So i saw this schematics i pretty much understood it all, the comparetors, the sensors, the variable resistors , but because i am a beginner i still dont understand some things. 1- why did he use a ...
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Robotics Experts: How to do trajectory planning for a robotic arm

I have a homemade 3D printed prosthetic robotic arm similar to the picture below Right now this is completely open loop control system. The elbow, wrist and base can only rotate in around its ...
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How to design controllers “properly”?

It may sound like the "easy way" to ask it here, but this question (along with a couple others I've posted which were more specific) is the result of years of research on the topic - on and off as ...
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Lead-lag process control

What is the locus of the following system, and for what value of \$\alpha\$ is the damping ratio 0.5?
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What is the “Home” feature of the Stepper Motor Driver IC (DRV8811)?

While doing research on efficient methods for driving stepper motors I came across the Texas Instrument IC DRV8811. This particular device has a Home feature that is explained very little. The ...
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Is this sequential function chart correct?

I have to draw the sequential function chart of a robotic arm which in the beginning of a process is in the position A. If it gets an impulse from the sensor S1 it moves to the left and for 5 ...
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Can gain and phase margins be obtained from step responses?

We need to comply to specific gain and phase margins requirements whereas the controller has been tuned on-line without knowing the plant transfer function (in order to save time). The response does ...
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Controlling Raspberry Pi GPIO using Javascript [closed]

I am familiarizing myself with the GPIO pins on the Raspberry pi and was wondering what the easiest way to control them would be using HTML and javascript over a webpage. My intent is to have a button ...
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control AC fan speed using microcontroller

I have been trying for a long time to digitally control the fan speed and light intensity of a dimmable LED bulb, but I am not able to. Basically I want to replace the mechanical potentiometer with a ...
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Does this article's appendix contain an error (is the heating system described integral control)?

I am confused by the primer on control theory found at the end of the following paper, which concerns an instance of integral control in a biological system. Since it concerns integral control, I ...
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Arduino Motor Control Circuit with Power Transistor and H-Bridge

I'm new to motor control, and I'm trying to create a circuit to control this motor: http://www.robotshop.com/en/banebots-rs-550-motor-12v-19300rpm.html The key electrical characteristics for my ...
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Using a suitable Compensator problem - Control Theory

Problem: \$\,\,\,\$ A system is described by the open loop transfer function $$\frac{k(s+2)(s+7)}{(s+5)(s^2+2s+5)}$$ Design a suitable compensator in order to have \$w_n =\sqrt{10}\,rad/s\$ and ...
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Combine Bluetooth Buttons (Volume up / Next, Volume Down / Previous)

I have a question regarding the control of a bluetooth device, which I would like to connect to some old headphones. Bluetooth SMD Module - BC127 There are some pins on which I can connect the ...
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A relay for each terminal (live and neutral)

I'm investigating a control circuit that switches a heating element. From what I can see there is a relay on both the neutral and live to the heater. The relays are controlled together and cannot ...
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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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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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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 ...