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Basic Feedback Controls in Biomedicine

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Part of the Synthesis Lectures on Biomedical Engineering Series

This textbook is intended for undergraduate students (juniors or  seniors) in Biomedical Engineering, with the main goal of helping these  students learn about classical control theory and its application in  physiological systems. In addition, students should be able to apply the  Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Engineering Workbench (LabVIEW)  Controls and Simulation Modules to mammalian physiology. The first four  chapters review previous work on differential equations for electrical  and mechanical systems. Chapters 5 through 8 present the general types  and characteristics of feedback control systems and foot locus,  frequency response, and analysis of stability and margins. Chapters 9  through 12 cover basic LabVIEW programming, the control module with its  pallets, and the simulation module with its pallets. Chapters 13 through  17 present various physiological models with several LabVIEW control  analyses. These chapters cover control of the heart (heart rate, stroke  volume, and cardiac output), the vestibular system and its role in  governing equilibrium and perceived orientation, vestibulo-ocular reflex  in stabilizing an image on the surface of the retina during head  movement, mechanical control models of human gait (walking movement),  and the respiratory control model. The latter chapters (Chapters 13-17)  combine details from my class lecture notes in regard to the application  of LabVIEW control programming by the class to produce the control  virtual instruments and graphical displays (root locus, Bode plots, and  Nyquist plot). This textbook was developed in cooperation with National  Instruments personnel.

Topics Covered:

  • Electrical  System Equations
  • Mechanical Translation SystemsMechanical  Rotational Systems
  • Thermal Systems and Systems Representation
  • Characteristics and Types of Feedback Control Systems
  • Root Locus
  • Frequency Response Analysis
  • Stability and Margins
  • Introduction to  LabVIEW
  • Control Design in LabVIEW
  • Simulation in LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW  Control Design and Simulation Exercise
  • Cardiac Control
  • Vestibular  Control System
  • Vestibulo-Ocular Control System
  • Gait and Stance  Control System
  • Respiratory Control System

Authors and Organization:

Charles S. Lessard, Texas A&M University

Publisher: Publsher
Edition:  1
ISBN-10:  1598299506
ISBN-13:  978-1598299502

Summary of How NI Technology is Used:

LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation are used by the class to design and implment control algorithms and graphical displays (root locus, Bode plots, and  Nyquist plot)
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