Best Reference Books – Digital Control Systems

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Digital Control Systems subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Digital Control Systems along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Digital Control Systems subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Digital Control Systems" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Digital Control of Dynamic Systems” by G F Franklin
2. “Computer Controlled Systems: Theory and Sesigh” by K J Astrom and B Wittenmark

“Computer Controlled Systems: Theory and Sesigh” Book Review: This book provides concepts on the design of computer-controlled systems. It highlights computational tools using simple paper-and-pencil calculations. It gives a well-maintained focus on control system principles and ideas with proper examples. It also includes MATLAB macros and a solutions manual. Based on the behavior of the system at sampling instants, the chapters provides computer-controlled systems and computer-oriented view. A presentation of control system design in a process related view is given. It also covers procedures of translating analog designs to digital control. End chapters includes advanced design mechanism and executing problems.

3. “Digital Control Systems: Design, Identification and Implementation” by Ioan Doré Landau

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“Digital Control Systems: Design, Identification and Implementation” Book Review: This book has been made looking into the fact that connection of books with software and on-line material is changing the teaching procedures rapidly. To use it in a well-ordered way, computer-aided control design software needs the knowledge of several concepts. Understanding many concepts and algorithms displaying through software provides experience of various situations. The book considers the evolution of digital computers and their use in all fields of control systems. Computers are suitable due to the better performance and low cost than analog controllers. To make the best use of microprocessors one needs to apply certain and high-performance model-based control techniques.

4. “Digital Control System Analysis and Design” by Charles L Phillips and Troy Nagle

“Digital Control System Analysis and Design” Book Review: This book can be used by students who want one semester/two-quarter senior-level course in digital or discrete-time controls. This book includes a combination of MATLAB software and new description in many areas. It has short MATLAB programs with examples for practice to improve their skills. Some simple physical systems are briefed in the chapter and later used for more advanced material. It consists of 400 problems and 130 worked examples to practice.

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5. “Digital Control Systems (The Oxford Series in Electrical and Computer Engineering)” by Benjamin C Kuo

“Digital Control Systems (The Oxford Series in Electrical and Computer Engineering)” Book Review: This book is designed for undergraduates and graduate students. This book includes Theory and practical both. It includes topics of digital control systems, assuming a knowledge of matrix algebra and differential equations. It also covers Laplace transforms and the basic principles of continuous-data control systems.

6. “Digital Control Engineering, Second Edition: Analysis and Design” by M Sami Fadali and Antonio Visioli

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“Digital Control Engineering, Second Edition: Analysis and Design” Book Review: This book can be referenced by new students, graduate students of electrical, chemical, or mechanical engineering. This book gives well-balanced knowledge of theory and practicality. This textbook includes the fundamental principles and applications of digital control engineering. The main focus is given to the engineering design. It has many Matlab applications and worked examples for every chapter in the end. It covers the analysis and design of digitally controlled systems. It also explains digital controls in a large range of fields.

7. “Feedback Control Systems Demystified: Volume 1 Designing PID Controllers” by Jack W Lewis

“Feedback Control Systems Demystified: Volume 1 Designing PID Controllers” Book Review: The book consists of unique methods of teaching. The book concept starts with electrical, mechanical, fluid and thermal physical elements. It covers integral, how to set gains for proportional and derivative (PID) controllers using computer-enhanced root locus plotters. It also consists of combining elements to show real-life systems. To practice, it has workbooks and its solution. It further adds topics like how to model more complex physical systems by combining two energy storage elements. Using a computer-enhanced root locus plotter, the concepts of root locus plots and complex variables are explained. It has additional knowledge using a case study. Case study will teach how these models are used to describe real-life open-loop and closed-loop automatic control systems. For the case study, a DC motor driven conveyor system is used.

8. “The Digital Zone System: Taking Control from Capture to Print” by Robert Fisher

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“The Digital Zone System: Taking Control from Capture to Print” Book Review: This book can be referenced for editing digital images with a level of control previously unachievable without important manual work. It covers the background of Adam’s original Zone System and indicates resemblance to current digital processes including Expose to the Right (ETTR) and high dynamic range imaging (HDRI). It also includes converting images to black and white, how to use the Digital Zone System for editing color images and tone mapping HDR images. It provides short discussions on printing, color management, setting up Photoshop and exposure for digital images. The book follows step by step procedure with proper beautiful examples. The examples display advantages of the Digital Zone System over commonly used digital editing methods.

9. “Electric Motors and Control Systems” Electric Motors and Control Systems

“Electric Motors and Control Systems” Book Review: This book contains quizzes created from MCQs, true or false and completion-type questions. The assignments are created based on hands-on motor installation. The Constructor motor control simulation software is the part of the book. It contains 45 preconstructed simulated motor control circuits made using both NEMA and IEC symbols. To test and troubleshoot the motor control circuits practical assignments are given.

10. “Analog and Digital Control System Design: Transfer-Function, State-Space, and Algebraic Methods” by Chi-Tsong Chen

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“Analog and Digital Control System Design: Transfer-Function, State-Space, and Algebraic Methods” Book Review: The book centers around the concepts of linear control systems instead of computational mechanics. This book consists of both modern and traditional procedures. It includes topics as design criteria, problem formulation, several design methods, physical constraints and implementation of compensators. The book discusses parts of the leading problem in developing block diagrams, noise, disturbances and plant perturbations. Using state variable equations and transfer functions, state feedback and state estimators are developed. So it helps in easy comparison of two topics. The proper use of MATLAB problems and solutions is done throughout the book.

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