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4/18/2014

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naperlou   4/18/2014 1:34:44 PM
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Kevin, in my experience in the aerospace industry, we had a whole separate group of controls engineers.  Then, the software engineers took the equations and algorithms and turned them into very compact code.  The later was necessary because the processors were not very powerful.  I got into it just as digital control systems were coming into their own.  The previous systems were analog.  Fast, but hard to program and tune.

Now, we can get processors, inquantity, that cost $50 to $1.  Many have built in FFT instrustions.  They also have built in A/D and D/A.  It is a brave new world.

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