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Issue 5 • Date Oct. 2009

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  • IEEE Control Systems Magazine

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 2 - 4
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  • Back to square one [From the Editor]

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 6 - 7
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  • About face [about this Issue]

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 8 - 10
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  • So what is control engineering anyway? [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 12 - 13
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  • 25 years ago

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 14
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  • Review of membership trends [member activities]

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 16 - 17
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  • Technical committee on networks and communications (netcoms) [technical committee activities]

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 18 - 20, 21
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  • Flatness-based control of open-channel flow in an irrigation canal using SCADA [Applications of Control]

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 22 - 30
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    This article applied a flatness-based controller to an open channel hydraulic canal. The controller was tested by computer simulation using Saint-Venant equations as well as by real experimentation on the Gignac canal in southern France. The initial model that assumes constant lateral withdrawals is improved to take into account gravitational lateral withdrawals, which vary with the water level. A... View full abstract»

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  • People in Control [Interviews with George Schmidt and Wolfgang Marquardt]

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 31 - 35
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  • Vehicle sideslip estimation

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 36 - 52
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    The objective of this article is to develop a vehicle sideslip observer that takes the nonlinearities of the system into account, both in the theoretical analysis and the design. The design goals include reduction of the computational complexity compared to the EKF, to make the observer suitable for implementation in the embedded hardware, and a reduction in the number of tuning parameters compare... View full abstract»

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  • Zero-propellant maneuver guidance

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 53 - 73
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    This article deals with a zero-propellant maneuver guidance (ZPM) architecture to provide large-angle ISS (International Space Station) rotations. ZPM guidance commands are designed to avoid CMG (control moment gyroscope) momentum saturation. CMG desaturation is required to maintain spacecraft control capability and the manipulator's direction. The ZPM momentum-optimal trajectories were developed ... View full abstract»

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  • Control of a self-bearing servomotor

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 74 - 92
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    Self-bearing motors (SBM), also known as bearingless motors are electric motors that use magnetic levitation and rotate a shaft. In this article we deal with an SBM known as tooth-less self-bearing servomotor (TSBS), in which Lorentz force is the basis for both levitation and rotation. The article identifies the performance drawbacks of TSBS such as low bearing capacity and the conflict between be... View full abstract»

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  • Controlling a ball and wheel system using full-state-feedback linearization [Focus on Education]

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 93 - 101
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    In this article, the ball and wheel system was considered. A mathematical model of the system was derived to facilitate the controller design. It was shown that this system is locally full-state-feedback linearizable, and a stabilizing control law was obtained based on full-state-feedback linearization. The experimental apparatus was constructed, and the controller was implemented. Simulation and ... View full abstract»

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  • The shapes of Nyquist plots [Lecture Notes]

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 102 - 115
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    The Nyquist criterion is a valuable design tool with applications to control systems and circuits. In this paper, it was shown that many Nyquist plots are classical plane curves. Surprisingly, this connection seems to have gone unnoticed. It was determine that the precise shapes of several Nyquist curves and relate them to the shapes of the classical plane curves. Some classical plane curves are r... View full abstract»

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  • Book announcements

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 116, 119 - 122
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  • Advances in discrete event, nonlinear, and stochastic systems modeling and control: A symposium in honor of Steven I. Marcus [conference reports]

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 120 - 122
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  • Scottedward Hodel (April 6, 1962-January 9, 2009)

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 123
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  • Minutes of the IEEE Control Systems Society Board of Governors meeting [CSS news]

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 124 - 131
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  • Conference calendar

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 132
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  • Random inputs

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 136
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As the official means of communication for the IEEE Control Systems Society, the IEEE Control Systems Magazine publishes interesting, useful, and informative material on all aspects of control system technology for the benefit of control educators, practitioners, and researchers.

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Jonathan P. How
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