An Interactive Control Systems Simulator

Kent S. Diehl, Bruce H. Krogh, Mark L. Nagurka

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An Interactive Control systems Simulator (ICS) for control engineering education is presented. ICS contains an interactive block diagram editor with which arbitrary linear control systems can be constructed for a library of predefined nonlinear plants. The time response of the constructed system is simulated with animated graphics, and data can be collected for display with the ICS plotting facility. This paper describes the structure and use of ICS and presents two examples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-26
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Control Systems Magazine
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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