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Issue 5 • Date Oct. 1999

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  • Future Directions in Control Education [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):36 - 37
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  • Report on the NSF/CSS Workshop on new directions in control engineering education

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):53 - 58
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  • Women In Control

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):71 - 73
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  • Basic problems in stability and design of switched systems

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):59 - 70
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    By a switched system, we mean a hybrid dynamical system consisting of a family of continuous-time subsystems and a rule that orchestrates the switching between them. The article surveys developments in three basic problems regarding stability and design of switched systems. These problems are: stability for arbitrary switching sequences, stability for certain useful classes of switching sequences,... View full abstract»

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  • An Internet-based real-time control engineering laboratory

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):19 - 34
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    Describes the design of generic virtual instruments used for real-time experimentation at Polytechnic University's control engineering laboratory in a remote-access environment. These instruments can be freely downloaded and the remote user can access the laboratory facilities from anywhere at any time. Our Internet-accessed remote laboratory is based on a client/server computer configuration. The... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling and control of compressor flow instabilities

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):8 - 18
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    Compressors are widely used for the pressurization of fluids. Applications involve air compression for use in aircraft engines and pressurization and transportation of gas in the process and chemical industries. The article focuses on two commonly used types of continuous flow compressors: the axial compressor, where the gaseous fluid is processed in a direction parallel to the rotational axis, an... View full abstract»

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  • Introducing undergraduate students to systems, control, and performance concepts: experiences in teaching a course on flight systems

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):50 - 52
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    A number of US universities are interested in introducing elementary systems and control concepts to freshmen or sophomore engineering students. The article describes our experiences in developing and teaching such a course to sophomores in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan. The course, entitled “Performance of Aircraft and Spacecraft”, is organized ... View full abstract»

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  • Enhancing undergraduate control education

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):40 - 43
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    Education must be both conceptual and experiential. Abstract concepts are elegant and powerful, but learning is always enhanced by direct experience, concrete examples, and real-world relevance. Control theory and much of control education is highly conceptual. In fact, control engineering tends to be the least tangible of all subjects in the engineering curriculum. In the hope of tipping the bala... View full abstract»

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  • Control education: time for radical change?

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):44 - 49
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    Aims to identify, and review critically, some of the hidden assumptions in the conventional control engineering curriculum, to stimulate debate within the control community. Topics addressed include the role of mathematics; the philosophy of engineering; the use of computer-based tools; and the aspirations and requirements of students and employers. The article is prompted by a number of current i... View full abstract»

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  • Undergraduate control education in the US

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):38 - 39
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    Presents some views on undergraduate control education in the United States. In the author's opinion, there are some very critical problems with undergraduate engineering education in the United States at present, and with control education in particular. Graduate education is much less of a problem; indeed graduate programs in control and engineering are generally considered to be among the best ... View full abstract»

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