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Design studies of a class of multivariable feedback control systems Baird, Charles Robert


Methods of designing multivariable feedback control systems based on system eigenvalues and matrix diagonalization are discussed. It is shown that these methods allow single-variable graphical analysis and design techniques to be applied to multivariable systems. The experimental determination of system eigenvalues is shown to be feasible. The suitability of these methods in conjunction with simulation studies for investigation and design purposes is also shown. A simulated two-axis tracking system is used to compare the eigenvalue method and the diagonalized method. The eigenvalue method is applied to a system of four parallel-operated synchronous machines and graphical methods of stability investigation are discussed.

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