Computer based control assignment - Digital control of an inverted pendulum

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This paper describes an assignment study that is undertaken by undergraduate students who have elected to study the digital/state-space control module as part of their Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree course at Heriot-Watt University. The assignment is based around the inverted pendulum example and uses the computer package MATLAB/SIMULINK. An advantage of the way the assignment is structured is that unique solutions do not exist for the choice of the compensator, sample rate and discretisation method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-174
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Electrical Engineering Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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