Control Systems/System Specifications
There are a number of different specifications that might need to be met by a new system design. In this chapter we will talk about some of the specifications that systems use, and some of the ways that engineers analyze and quantify systems.
The sensitivity of a system is a parameter that is specified in terms of a given output and a given input. The sensitivity measures how much change is caused in the output by small changes to the reference input. Sensitive systems have very large changes in output in response to small changes in the input. The sensitivity of system H to input X is denoted as:
All physically-realized systems have to deal with a certain amount of noise and disturbance. The ability of a system to ignore the noise is known as the disturbance rejection of the system.
The control effort is the amount of energy or power necessary for the controller to perform its duty.