Optimization for precision in speed and phase measurement using a microcontroller

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The author describes an algorithm that allows high-precision measurement using microcontrollers. The precision of measurements using any digital computer is limited by the finite clock frequencies present in the system. The proposed algorithm overcomes this limitation by dynamically adjusting the measurement time as a function of the required precision and the clock frequency present in the system. Speed and phase measurements are described to illustrate the algorithm. The examples considered have been implemented in electricity generating equipment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - IEEE SOUTHEASTCON
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0780300335
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
EventIEEE Proceedings of the SOUTHEASTCON '91 - Williamsburg, VA, USA
Duration: Apr 8 1991Apr 10 1991

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE SOUTHEASTCON
ISSN (Print)0734-7502


OtherIEEE Proceedings of the SOUTHEASTCON '91
CityWilliamsburg, VA, USA


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