Accession Number : AD0475262

Title :   CONTROL OF A REAL SYSTEM BY A TIME-SHARED COMPUTER.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Browne, Edward R. ; Smith, John S.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 140

Abstract : Advances in digital computer technology have led to employment of the computer as a control device. Although many theories for utilization of the digital computer as the compensator in a position feedback control system have been proposed, there is little documentation of digital control performance in a hardware environment. This thesis is an investigation of the performance of a real system under sampled-data control. The variable gain amplifier sampled-data control theory is first simulated and then tested on a real system. The hardware and software developments necessary for implementing this control theory are discussed in detail. Additionally, this method is incorporated in a time-sharing computer program for controlling many systems simultaneously from a single computer. Results of the tests are presented and evaluated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*DIGITAL COMPUTERS, REAL TIME, SAMPLING, CONTROL, DATA PROCESSING, SIMULATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, FLOW CHARTING, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), GAIN, AMPLIFIERS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE