Control Engineering

Book Series
There are 27 volumes in this series
Published 1999 - 2021

About this series

Control engineering is an increasingly diverse subject, whose technologies range from simple mechanical devices to complex electro-mechanical systems. Applications are seen in everything from aviation to robotics to biological systems. Some methods, H-infinity design for example, for the analysis and design of control systems are based on sophisticated mathematics while others, such as PID control, are understood and implemented through experimentation and empirical analysis.

The Birkhäuser Series Systems & Control: Foundations & Applications examines the abstract and theoretical mathematical aspects of control. Control Engineering complements this effort through a study of the industrial and applied implementation of control – from techniques for analysis and design to hardware implementation, test, and evaluation. While recognizing the harmony between abstract theory and physical application, these publications emphasize real-world results and concerns. Problems and examples use the least amount of abstraction required, remaining committed to issues of consequence, such as cost, tradeoffs, reliability, and power consumption.

Principal Topic Areas

- General techniques of control system analysis and design

- Control of manufacturing processes

- Electrical and electronic controls

- Modeling and simulation

- Computer-aided control system analysis and design

- Process control

- Digital control

- Control of transportation systems

- Mechanical and aeronautical controls

- Control in mining and metallurgy

 - Instrumentation, hardware, and software for control

- Robotics and automation

The series includes professional expository monographs, advanced textbooks, handbooks, and thematic compilations of applications/case studies.

Series Editor

William S. Levine, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

Editorial Advisory Board

Richard Braatz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Graham Goodwin, University of Newcastle, Australia

Zongli Lin, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Mark Spong, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA

Maarten Steinbuch, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands

Mathukumalli Vidyasagar, University of Texas at Dallas, TX, USA

Yutaka Yamamoto, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan