Points of View on Magnetic Levitation System Laboratory-Based Control Education
The chapter offers some points of view concerning the education in control engineering on the basis of a Magnetic Levitation System with Two Electromagnets (MLS2EM) laboratory equipment. The syllabus of control engineering includes the treatment of the following issues: plant analysis and modeling, development of low-cost control solutions and algorithms applied on real-time laboratory experiments, and the assessment used in the syllabus of control engineering courses. The presentation is application-oriented focusing on the ML2EM laboratory equipment, and the low-cost control solutions presented here deal with state feedback control, proportional-integral-derivative control and model predictive control. Our syllabus structure is attractive as it allows the proper assessment of students’ knowledge. The real-time experiments highlighted in this chapter accompany the laboratory-based education in control engineering and they ensure the improved understanding of the theoretical aspects taught at the lectures.
KeywordsState Feedback Control Engineering Model Predictive Control State Feedback Controller State Feedback Control
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