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Control Systems
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.983
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ISSN (Print) 1066-033X
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  • Technical Writing [From the Editor]
    • Authors: Jonathan P. How;
      Pages: 3 - 4
      Abstract: Presents the introductory editorial for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: Oct. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 5 (2019)
       
  • Wireless Control of Industrial Processes [About This Issue]
    • Authors: Jonathan P. How;
      Pages: 5 - 8
      Abstract: This issue of IEEE Control Systems Magazine, with the theme of wireless control of industrial processes, presents one feature, one lecture note, and two educational articles.
      PubDate: Oct. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 5 (2019)
       
  • ... Like a Lizard Drinking [President's Message]
    • Authors: Bob Bitmead;
      Pages: 9 - 10
      Abstract: Presents the President’s message for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: Oct. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 5 (2019)
       
  • [25 Years Ago]
    • Pages: 11 - 12
      Abstract: The conventional teaching approach usually takes the sequential paradigm shown in Figure 1. While this approach is mostly effective for a systematic dissemination of the theory, it may not be the most effective approach for the students to acquire the knowledge. Indeed, the latter is particularly the case for entrylevel (junior/senior undergraduate) students who are mathematically immature or even intimidated, who have never had any industrial or practical experience with an automatic control system, and who have not yet dedicated themselves to a career in control engineering. As reported in [2], the lack of mathematical prerequisites in the undergraduate control curricula is particularly acute in the United States, compared with the rest of the world. Consequently, students in the U.S. are expected to learn not only the engineering aspects of controls from a control course, but also the necessary mathematical theory and skills. Thus, it is even more important to motivate students in an entry-level control course and prepare them for the upcoming endeavor.
      PubDate: Oct. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 5 (2019)
       
  • IEEE Control Systems Magazine Editorial Board
    • Pages: 11 - 11
      Abstract: Presents a listing of the editorial board, board of governors, current staff, committee members, and/or society editors for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: Oct. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 5 (2019)
       
  • IEEE Young Professionals: Making Their Presence Felt [Member Activities]
    • Authors: Jeffrey Peters;
      Pages: 13 - 14
      Abstract: Presents news and events of interest to CS society members.
      PubDate: Oct. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 5 (2019)
       
  • Technical Committee on Discrete Event Systems [Technical Activities]
    • Authors: Kai Cai;
      Pages: 15 - 16
      Abstract: Presents information on the CS Technical Committee on Discrete Event Systems.
      PubDate: Oct. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 5 (2019)
       
  • Technical Committee on Aerospace Control [Technical Activities]
    • Authors: Richard A. Hull;
      Pages: 16 - 19
      Abstract: Presents information on the CS Technical Committee on Aerospace Control.
      PubDate: Oct. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 5 (2019)
       
  • Constantino M. Lagoa [People in Control]
    • Pages: 20 - 23
      Abstract: Presents an interview conducted with Constantino M. Lagoa.
      PubDate: Oct. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 5 (2019)
       
  • Vijay Gupta [People in Control]
    • Pages: 23 - 25
      Abstract: Presents an interview conducted with Vijay Gupta.
      PubDate: Oct. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 5 (2019)
       
  • Taous Meriem Laleg [People in Control]
    • Pages: 25 - 27
      Abstract: Presents an interview conducted with Taous Meriem Laleg.
      PubDate: Oct. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 5 (2019)
       
  • Maarten Steinbuch [People in Control]
    • Pages: 27 - 29
      Abstract: Presents an interview conducted with Maarten Steinbuch.
      PubDate: Oct. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 5 (2019)
       
  • Na (Lina) Li [People in Control]
    • Pages: 29 - 31
      Abstract: Presents an interview conducted with Na (Lina) Li.
      PubDate: Oct. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 5 (2019)
       
  • Kyriakos G. Vamvoudakis [People in Control]
    • Pages: 31 - 33
      Abstract: Presents an interview conducted with Kyriakos G. Vamvoudakis.
      PubDate: Oct. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 5 (2019)
       
  • Afef Fekih [People in Control]
    • Pages: 33 - 35
      Abstract: Presents an interview conducted with Afef Fekih.
      PubDate: Oct. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 5 (2019)
       
  • Toward Wireless Control in Industrial Process Automation: A Case Study at
           a Paper Mill
    • Authors: Anders Ahlen;Johan Akerberg;Markus Eriksson;Alf J. Isaksson;Takuya Iwaki;Karl Henrik Johansson;Steffi Knorn;Thomas Lindh;Henrik Sandberg;
      Pages: 36 - 57
      Abstract: Wireless sensors and networks are used only occasionally in current control loops in the process industry. With rapid developments in embedded and highperformance computing, wireless communication, and cloud technology, drastic changes in the architecture and operation of industrial automation systems seem more likely than ever. These changes are driven by ever-growing demands on production quality and flexibility. However, as discussed in "Summary," there are several research obstacles to overcome. The radio communication environment in the process industry is often troublesome, as the environment is frequently cluttered with large metal objects, moving machines and vehicles, and processes emitting radio disturbances [1], [2]. The successful deployment of a wireless control system in such an environment requires careful design of communication links and network protocols as well as robust and reconfigurable control algorithms.
      PubDate: Oct. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 5 (2019)
       
  • Closed-Loop Shaping Linear Control System Design: An Interactive
           Teaching/Learning Approach [Focus on Education]
    • Authors: Jose Manuel Diaz;Ramon Costa-Castello;Sebastian Dormido;
      Pages: 58 - 74
      Abstract: The frequency domain is one of the most popular and powerful frameworks for designing control systems. Usually, the controller is designed by working on the openloop transfer function. However, it is also possible to design the controller by working on the closed-loop transfer functions. This closed-loop shaping methodology offers a straightforward framework that enables designers and students to focus on fulfilling the required specifications and dealing with inherent linear systems limitations without the need for complex computations or the use of difficult algorithms. In comparison to open-loop shaping, closed-loop shaping offers an exact approach in a very simple framework. Interactive software tools have proven to be particularly useful techniques with high impact on control education. This kind of interactive tool has been demonstrated to help students learn in a much more active way. This article summarizes the basic ideas of manual closed-loop shaping and presents the basic functionality of the Interactive Tool for Closed-Loop Shaping Control Design (ITCLSD). Different illustrative examples are included to show the uses of the ITCLSD.
      PubDate: Oct. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 5 (2019)
       
  • Customized Online Laboratory Experiments: A General Tool and Its
           Application to the Furuta Inverted Pendulum [Focus on Education]
    • Authors: Daniel Galan;Dictino Chaos;Luis de la Torre;Ernesto Aranda-Escolastico;Ruben Heradio;
      Pages: 75 - 87
      Abstract: Because of online laboratories (labs), students can perform experimental activities from their mobile devices and/or computers. This article proposes an experimentation environment (EE) that extends the capabilities of interactive online labs with scripting language support. Thus, control engineering students can specify complex experiments, avoid routine tasks, and empirically test controllers they made themselves.
      PubDate: Oct. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 5 (2019)
       
  • Transmission Matrices for Physical-System Modeling [Lecture Notes]
    • Authors: Khaled F. Aljanaideh;Dennis S. Bernstein;
      Pages: 88 - 109
      Abstract: Power transmission matrices (PTMs) for structures are 2 X 2 matrices that relate force and velocity at one terminal to force and velocity at another terminal. This technique provides an elegant approach to deriving transfer functions for structures consisting of masses, springs, and dashpots, that is, dampers. PTMs were developed during the 1970s and 1980s, but they are rarely mentioned today except briefly in textbooks. The first goal of this tutorial is to highlight the utility of this modeling technique. A related aim is to bring inerters into this framework. The article revisits the classical topic of analogies by deriving PTMs for twoport networks. The across-through analogy is used to construct circuits whose transfer functions match those of the analogous structure. This article is intended for all students and practitioners of control systems who may benefit from awareness of this modeling technique.
      PubDate: Oct. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 5 (2019)
       
  • Analytical Mechanics of space systems: Fourth Edition [Bookshelf]
    • Authors: Eric A. Butcher;
      Pages: 110 - 111
      Abstract: Spacecraft dynamics and control is an exciting discipline that incorporates fundamental areas of particle and rigid-body dynamics as well as advanced areas of astrodynamics and nonlinear control theory. The current fourth edition of this book serves as an excellent resource for use by researchers or practicing engineers or in the classroom. A colleague who teaches advanced dynamics recently stated that this text “is now the best aerospace-focused first graduate dynamics book available.” The book is divided into 14 chapters and nine appendices. The first eight chapters comprise Part 1, “Basic Mechanics,” and the remaining chapters comprise Part 2, “Celestial Mechanics.” The difficulty level moves from the undergraduate level in the first few chapters to advanced graduate-level material by the end. The contents provide versatility for use in undergraduate and graduate-level courses on Newtonian dynamics, orbital mechanics, spacecraft attitude dynamics and control, analytical dynamics, and nonlinear control. This fourth edition has been updated by including new discussions of various topics and adding examples,
      PubDate: Oct. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 5 (2019)
       
  • Book Announcements [Bookshelf]
    • Pages: 112 - 114
      Abstract: Presents a summary of recent books of interest to control systems engineers.
      PubDate: Oct. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 5 (2019)
       
  • [Conference Calendar]
    • Pages: 115 - 115
      Abstract: Presents the CS society calendar of upcoming events and meetings.
      PubDate: Oct. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 5 (2019)
       
 
 
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