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Output Feedback Trajectory Stabilization of the Uncertainty DC Servomechanism System

Abstract: This work proposes a solution for the output feedback trajectory-tracking problem in the case of an uncertain DC servomechanism system. The system consists of a pendulum actuated by a DC motor and subject to a time-varying bounded disturbance. The control law consists of a Proportional Derivative controller and an uncertain estimator that allows compensating the […]

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Selecting Continuous Improvement as a New Year’s Resolution

No, this post isn’t about weight loss, cigarette smoking or exercise.  It’s about “continuous improvement” from a corporate point of view.  But they all have something in common, the need to create a habit; either a habit to promote a positive or a habit to replace a negative.  The following discusses an approach for turning […]

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Concentration Measurements of Bubbles in a Water Column Using an Optical Tomography System

Abstract: Optical tomography provides a means for the determination of the spatial distribution of materials with different optical density in a volume by non-intrusive means. This paper presents results of concentration measurements of gas bubbles in a water column using an optical tomography system. A hydraulic flow rig is used to generate vertical air-water two-phase […]

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How Can Software Support Next-Generation People-Centric Manufacturing?

Are you ready for people-centric manufacturing? If this question sounds crazy, realize that other industry analysts are thinking this way too. These analysts are not stuck in 1960s manufacturing; people-centric manufacturing does not mean labor-intensive manufacturing. There are fewer people doing more production work every day. Yet, leaders are focusing on their employees, making sure […]

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What are the Benefits of Using Remote Automation Systems Support?

Are you leveraging remote automation system support to increase uptime and reduce the cost of maintaining your technology investment?  Many manufacturers utilize remote support technologies, but they often fail to take advantage of a comprehensive approach that employs the latest technologies and methods to address their challenges and provide a real competitive advantage.  In many […]

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New Year Ushers In ISA Classroom, Webinar and Online Education Opportunities

The January schedule for training and education courses from ISA features a wide range of in-class, webinar and online learning opportunities.  The new year features introductory webinar classes on process control, temperature management, flow measurement and level measurement.  Exam preparation courses will be offered for the Certified Control Systems Technician® Level I exam, the Certified Automation […]

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Reflections on the Progress and Future of ISA

As I reflect upon my experience as 2013 ISA president and consider the advances made by ISA over the past many months, I come away with a tremendous feeling of pride. I’m proud to have served and worked with so many great people who display such remarkable levels of commitment, energy and talent. I’m proud […]

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