By Topic

A Hardware Digital Controller for Undergraduate DDC Experiments

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)

This paper describes a digital control laboratory facility which teaches the central concepts of digital control without requiring a background in digital systems and/or machine language programming. The heart of the laboratory is a flexible hardware digital controller replacing the traditional analog control components in a D. C. servo system. The digital controller can be adjusted to provide versions of the standard PID control algorithm with adjustable word length and computation delay. Through a series of graded experiments this hardware can provide: (1) an introduction to digital control concepts and components, (2) an introduction to digital signal processing, (3) experience with basic DDC algorithms, (4) experience with problems encountered in the choice of sampling rate and digital word length, and (5) experience in working with and trouble-shooting an operating digital control system. Since one controller can be provided for each laboratory station the student has considerable freedom to learn by doing at his own rate.

Published in:

Education, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 4 )