control engineers create much of the most complex technology on our
planet, learn more about this field of engineering by watching the videos
below. You may also view our page on notable U.S. control and systems
engineer Harold Chestnut.
or Control systems engineering is the engineering discipline
that applies control theory to design systems with predictable behaviors.
The practice uses sensors to measure the output performance of the device
being controlled (often a vehicle) and those measurements can be used
to give feedback to the input actuators that can make corrections toward
desired performance. When a device is designed to perform without the
need of human inputs for correction it is called automatic control (such
as cruise control for regulating a car's speed).
history of automatic control technologies:
future space control engineering technologies:
automatic turrets and fire control computer (1945)
Petrov - Control Engineer and Apollo-Soyuz leader:
Petrov - short biography of one of Russia's most notable automatic control
Tsypkin: notable Russian automatic control engineer