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Control Systems Types

  1. Mar 10, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Different control systems can be distinguished by categorising them as regulator control systems, positioning (or servo) control systems or tracking control systems.

    components features, diagram?
    describe one industrial application in detail?

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    Had no trouble with regulator or positioning systems but I can't seem to find anything on 'tracking' control systems. Neither Google nor my textbook provide anything useful here.

    I think that a tracking control system is probably a control system that literally tracks something - suns position in the sky, line following robot etc. Or possible it may be something to do with error tracking (minimizing?) - not sure.

    If someone could point me in the direction of some literature that would be great.

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