IEEE Control Systems

Issue 5 • Oct. 2003

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  • Experiments for control research

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):10 - 13
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  • A formation flight experiment

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):35 - 43
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    A formation flight testbed highlights the intricate interplay between technology and control theory for interconnected systems. Successfully controlling airplanes that fly in formation will entail a complete control design cycle: first principles modeling to understand the underlying physical phenomena, system identification to fit the experimental data to a physically motivated model, model-based... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal control theory: Applications to management science and economics [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):86 - 87
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  • Modeling and simulation for automatic control [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):87 - 88
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  • IEEE award news [2003 IEEE Control Systems Award and 2003 IEEE Judith A. Resnik Award]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 89
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  • RABBIT: a testbed for advanced control theory

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):57 - 79
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    Describes the design, construction and control of an experimental bipedal robot platform for the study of walking. View full abstract»

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  • Controls and experiments: lessons learned

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):20 - 34
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    Presenting four basic lessons derived from combining control theory and experimental implementation: firstly, where possible, modeling should be done within a control-oriented framework; secondly, to avoid a control design quagmire, it is important to know what the appropriate goal is and when the system performance is sufficient to meet specifications developed prior to the control design; thirdl... View full abstract»

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  • Shape change actuation for precision attitude control

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):44 - 56
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    This article focuses on an alternative technology for attitude control called shape change actuation and control. The objective is to control the spacecraft attitude by purposefully changing the mass distribution of the spacecraft. Shape change actuation and control is not useful for momentum dumping or storage. Rather, it is intended for efficient, low-authority attitude control, possibly as a ba... View full abstract»

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  • Setting up and running a control research laboratory

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):14 - 19
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    Setting up and managing a control research laboratory can be a time-consuming and labor-intensive undertaking. The author offers helpful advice based on his own experience, much of it learned by sometimes painful trial and error, in the hope that this advice will help you avoid some of the difficulties that you might otherwise encounter. Questions addressed are whether to build or to buy; how much... View full abstract»

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