Identification and Control

The Gap between Theory and Practice

  • Ricardo S. Sánchez Peña
  • Vicenç Puig Cayuela
  • Joseba Quevedo Casín

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Large-scale Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eric J. Hukkanen, Jeremy G. VanAntwerp, Richard D. Braatz
      Pages 3-41
    3. Cristian R. Rojas, Graham C. Goodwin, María M. Seron, Meimei Zhang
      Pages 43-62
    4. Carlos Bordons, Manuel R. Arahal, Eduardo F. Camacho, José M. Tejera
      Pages 63-85
    5. Carlos Ocampo-Martinez, Alberto Bemporad, Ari Ingimundarson, Vicenç Puig Cayuela
      Pages 87-114
  3. Aerospace

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Luis Alvergue, Jie Chen, Guoxiang Gu
      Pages 147-164
  4. Vision and Sound

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Tamer Inanc, Mario Sznaier, Octavia Camps
      Pages 167-201
    3. Miquel A. Cugueró, Bernardo Morcego, Ricardo S. Sánchez Peña
      Pages 203-244
  5. Electromechanical

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Pedro Albertos, Alicia Esparza, Antonio Sala
      Pages 247-276
    3. Alejandro S. Ghersin, Roy S. Smith, Ricardo S. Sánchez Peña
      Pages 277-325
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 327-330

About this book


While automatic control and system identification have evolved very rapidly in recent years, there is still an important disjunction between the ideas in theoretical texts and what goes on in real plant. There are very few, if any, situations in which "out-of-the-box" theory fits practical application without simplification and adjustment. This mismatch is important, especially in safety-critical applications and is usually compensated by extensive simulation and/or experimental testing.

Identification and Control meets the difficulty of making practical use of new systems theory head on, presenting a selection of varied applications together with relevant theory. The highly-experienced groups of researchers and engineers contributing to this volume show how workable identification and control solutions can be derived by adapting and extrapolating from the theory. Each chapter has a common structure: a brief presentation of theory, extensively cited throughout the chapter; the description of a particular application; experimental results; and a final section highlighting, explaining and laying out solutions to the discrepancy between the theoretical and the practical.

The extensive list of applications used as examples includes: mine planning, suspension polymerization, copper founding, magnetic bearings, electromechanical systems, aircraft flight, active noise control, sewer networks, flexible structures, active suspension and active vision.

Identification and Control faces a well-known but often-evaded problem squarely and helps it readers to prevail against it. This collection is written for researchers interested in the application of control theory and for engineers who want to make use of new ideas in identification and control.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ricardo S. Sánchez Peña
    • 1
  • Vicenç Puig Cayuela
    • 2
  • Joseba Quevedo Casín
    • 2
  1. 1.ICREA and Advanced Control Systems (SAC) ESAIIUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaTerrassa, BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Advanced Control Systems (SAC) ESAIIUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaTerrassa, BarcelonaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-898-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-899-9
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