Summary

Digital Control of Dynamic Systems, 3rd Edition, 1998
By Franklin G.F., Powell J.D., and Workman M.L.

This well-respected work discusses the use of digital computers in the real-time control of dynamic systems. The emphasis is on the design of digital controls that achieve good dynamic response and small errors while using signals that are sampled in time and quantized in amplitude. The book includes a review of analog feedback control systems and an overview of digital control systems leading to a simple design methodology. Classical, state-space, and optimal digital control methods are described and applied to illustrative examples. The strengths and limitations of each method are explored to help the reader develop satisfactory designs with the least effort. Finally, the book includes chapters on system identification, nonlinear control, and a comprehensive design example of a disk drive servo.

MATLAB statements and problems are thoroughly and carefully integrated throughout the book to offer readers a complete design picture. Many of the figures in the book were created by Matlab files, which are available to download at the link below for interested readers.