“The problem confronted in this thesis is to develop a method or procedure to be used in determining the amount of design freedom that is available in any given linear feedback control system by working with the signal flow-graph representation of the system.
Literature was reviewed that deals with basic signal flow-graph theory and degrees of design freedom. Signal- flow-graph theory that forms a foundation for the development is presented.
The development consists of starting with an essential signal-flow graph of order one. The sensitivity and transmittance functions are written for this essential graph in terms of graph symbols; then these functional relationships are solved to give each graph symbol in terms of graph functions.
A procedure is written for the use of the derived equations in determining design freedom and examples are used to illustrate the procedure. Discussed briefly is the possibility of applying this procedure to systems represented by signal-flow graphs of order greater than one”--Abstract, page ii.
Chenoweth, Robert D.
Harden, Richard C.
Richards, Earl F., 1923-
Lee, Ralph E., 1921-2010
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
v, 44 pages
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Brixey, Harley D., "Determining design freedom of linear feedback control systems" (1963). Masters Theses. 2889.