Masters Theses


"The methods of obtaining voltage regulation for a d-c generator are many, and they vary in complexity according to the requirements of the loads being supplied.

A need for zero voltage regulation is not uncommon in power supplies that are used in laboratory work. It is frequently not enough, however, to have a supply whose steady state regulation is zero; the need may also exist for fast transient response to changes in load.

In general, then, the criteria for excellent voltage-versus-load characteristics of a d-c power supply might be stated as follows:

  1. It has zero steady state error.
  2. It has no transient variations as load is varied in any manner.

Of course a power supply which exhibits such excellence of voltage regulation is non-existant, but these criteria do establish a goal for the regulator designer.

There are many approaches to the solution of the voltage regulation problem, but in general all regulators can be classified as closed-loop or open-loop systems. It is with the former type of system that this paper is concerned.

More specifically this paper will present mathematical and experimental design studies of two closed-loop voltage regulators for use with a 125V 4 Kw d-c generator"--Introduction, page 1.


Rittenhouse, Joseph W.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering


Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

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iv, 50 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 49).


© 1952 Ernest P. Longerich, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Voltage regulators -- Design
Electric generators
Voltage regulators-- Mathematical models

Thesis Number

T 1019

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