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Embedded control systems are becoming ubiquitous in control applications. They combine the properties of computer embedded system with newly designed complex controllers where flexible, safe and reconfigurable operations are required. The aim of this paper is to grasp the main features of these systems, analyse the main problems and present some solutions(More)
The design of embedded control systems should be addressed in both the controller definition and its implementation. While the design of the controller is based on control theory, the implementation is designed by assuming the principle that control loops can be modeled and implemented as periodic activities. Periodic activities that can be organise(More)
Automatic control, as well as the introduction to programming, are subjects increasingly being taught to young engineering students. For this reason the availability of a suitable platform for the laboratory work becomes a critical decision, in order to promote students' motivation to experience the theoretical concepts studied in the classroom. Until(More)
in this paper, an attempt to model and evaluate the equal opportunity (EO) conditions of an organization is presented. The main goal is to develop tools to estimate this condition. For that, a measurement system based on clustering techniques is first proposed. In this way, and using numeric, logic and qualitative information, a degree of fulfillment of the(More)
In the last years a lot of papers appearing in the control literature introduced elaborated control design algorithms. Most of them contain mathematical approaches that apparently solve control problems. However in many cases the engineering perspective is lost. Some case-dependent conclusions are proposed to be of general use and some properties are(More)
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