Category:Control methods

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Methods for implementing control systems, such as digital, radio, and sensorless control.


  • Digital control - the use of digital computers for systems control in place of analog machines
  • Distributed control - a system where the controllers are not centralized but are located throughout a system and in subsystems
  • Optimal control - a set of equations describing the path of the control variables that minimizes the cost function
  • Proportional control - a feedback control system that modulates the output of a continuous variable, contrasted with "on-off control"
  • Radio control - the use of radio signals to remotely control a device
  • Sensorless control - a control that infers the position of a system, such as ripple or transient counting