September 7, 2005
Digital Speed Controller using RTAI/Linux
Speed control of an Industrial motor may sound complicated, but it's not as complex an affair as it sounds. What's interesting is that a PC powered with a Linux based RTOS can be used to control anything from a small motor to a complex industrial drive with the utmost reliability. This article presents the implementation of a Digital PI (Proportional+Integral) Controller on a PC running RTAI (Real Time Application Interface).
Link: Linux Gazette