Thought Questions

Open-Ended Problems

Consider design of the following equipment.  For each, discuss the importance of control design and identify one control objective for all seven categories.

  • Passenger airplane
  • Automobile
  • Home refrigerator
  • Office building heating and air conditioning system
















We need new control objective categories for novel applications.  Develop new categories for the following applications.

  • An artificial heart
  • The control system for landing the space shuttle

  • The safety SIS system for a nuclear power plant