Titel: True Digital Control
Autoren/Herausgeber: C. James Taylor, Peter C. Young, Arun Chotai
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage
James Taylor received his B.Sc. (Hons.) and Ph.D degreesfrom Lancaster University, UK, before joining the academic staff ofthe Engineering Department in 2000. His research focuses on controlsystem design and system identification, with applied work spanningrobotics, transport, energy, agriculture and the environment. Thishas led to over 100 publications in the open literature andwidespread impact across a variety of academic andindustry-based users. He has pioneered new advances innon-minimal state space design, and coordinates developmentof the well-known Captain Toolbox for Time Series Analysisand Forecasting. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineeringand Technology, and supervises students across a spectrum ofmechanical, electronic, nuclear and chemical engineeringdisciplines.
Peter Young is Emeritus Professor at LancasterUniversity, UK, and Adjunct Professor at the Australian NationalUniversity, Canberra. After an apprenticeship in the AerospaceIndustry and B.Tech., MSc. degrees from Loughborough University, heobtained his Ph.D degree from Cambridge University in 1970 andbecame University Lecturer in Engineering and a Fellow of ClareHall at Cambridge University. After seven years as ProfessorialFellow at the Australian National University, he then moved toLancaster University in 1981 as Professor and Head of theEnvironmental Science Department. He is well known for his work onoptimal identification, data-based mechanistic modelling andadaptive forecasting, with applications in areas ranging from theenvironment, through ecology, biology and engineering to businessand macro-economics.
Until his recent retirement, Arun Chotai was SeniorLecturer in the Lancaster Environment Centre at LancasterUniversity, UK. He holds a Ph.D in Systems and Control and a B.Sc.(Hons.) in Mathematics, both from the University of Bath, UK.Following his appointment to an academic position at Lancaster in1984, he taught and developed modules in environmental systems,courses that were then unique to the UK in providing an advanced,quantitative approach to the subject. For many years, he was alsojoint head (with present co-author Peter Young) of theSystems and Control Group, which he helped to build into asuccessful research unit that became known internationally for itsresearch in the areas of system identification, time-seriesanalysis and control system design.