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State Space Analysis Of Linear Time Invariant Control Systems Using Virtual Instruments

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.893.1 - 6.893.7

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Raghu Korrapati

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Nikunja Swain

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Mrutyunjaya Swain

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James A. Anderson

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Session 1547

State-Space Analysis of Linear, Time-Invariant Control Systems Using Virtual Instruments

Nikunja K. Swain, James A. Anderson, M. Swain, Raghu Korrapati

School of Engineering Technology & Sciences (SETS)/School of Business and Technology South Carolina State University/Webster University


This paper describes an innovative and cost-effective method of modernizing undergraduate technology and sciences laboratory and education so that our graduates can be well trained with the latest technology. This will also help the technology and science programs to satisfy the TAC of ABET 2000 accreditation criteria and other accreditation needs to maintain accreditation of their programs. This paper discusses the hardware/software used in each group of the Computer Based Virtual Engineering Laboratory (CBVEL), and its application to design Virtual Instruments (VI) modules for the analysis of Linear, Time-Invariant (LTI) control systems.

I. Introduction

The fields of engineering, science, and technology at present are very dynamic, due to recent advances in computer and other technologies. These advances resulted in a number of computer programs that solve traditional as well as novel problems. These programs, using the computer’s increased computational capabilities, are key to the explosion and success of the Internet and the Web. This also led to the revolution of the Internet-enabled instrumentation using programs like Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench (LabVIEW). LabVIEW is a graphical programming environment and is based on the concept of data flow programming; a programming concept different from the sequential nature of traditional programming languages, that cuts down the design and development time of an application. It is widely accepted by industry, academia, and research laboratories around the world as a standard for data acquisition and instrument control software. At South Carolina State University (SCSU), the PC and VI based system concept is used to design and develop a laboratory called Computer Based Virtual Engineering Laboratory (CBVEL). This CBVEL will help us in providing an interdisciplinary Integrated Teaching and Learning experiences that integrates team- oriented, hands-on learning experiences throughout the engineering technology and sciences curriculum, and engages students in the design and analysis process beginning with their first year. This will modify our existing laboratories, and help us better educate and train our graduates to serve the needs of the technological and engineering community. Students can use this CBVEL along with other software and test equipment in engineering technology hall and in other buildings. This CBVEL can also be accessed from remote sites using Internet.

Korrapati, R., & Swain, N., & Swain, M., & Anderson, J. A. (2001, June), State Space Analysis Of Linear Time Invariant Control Systems Using Virtual Instruments Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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