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Free open source software in control engineering education: A case study in the analysis and control design of a rotary inverted pendulum

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4 Author(s)
Carlos Meza ; Costa Rica Institute of Technology, Electronics Engineering Department, Cartago, Costa Rica ; J. Alexis Andrade-Romero ; Roberto Bucher ; Silvano Balemi

The present paper aims to show the advantages of using free and open source software for control systems in education. Accordingly, this paper presents a control assignment for an introductory control theory course that can be done entirely with FOSS. This assignment consists of the control of a rotary inverted pendulum.

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2009 IEEE Conference on Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation

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22-25 Sept. 2009