ABOUT THIS BOOK
This book provides an introduction to the techniques employed in the design and implementation of digital control systems. The text has arisen out of a highly successful IEE Vacation School held annually at Oxford University and the contents have been tailored to a digestible level and breadth by means of the feedback provided from previous School participants. As well as a tutorial approach to the description of basic concepts and general ideas used, most chapters include numerous worked examples and details of particular applications in order to enhance the theory introduced. The importance of putting over a technique by making use of practical examples is highlighted by the inclusion of several chapters in which selected case studies are presented detailing applications of both the more conventional and the more modern digital control ideas.
The book is aimed at engineers, managers and engineering students who wish to become more widely informed about how they may employ the latest advances in digital control technology. To this end, earlier chapters concentrate on the theoretical framework of digital control, whereas later chapters concentrate on its implementation. This results in an up-to-date overview of digital control schemes which is an excellent reference text for industrialists and academics alike. This substantially revised 2nd edition (more than a third of the book is completely new) represents a distinct improvement on the extremely successful 1st edition, and bears witness to the constant modernisation required in such a rapidly changing area.