A 50-Year History of the Dynamic Systems and Control Division

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M. E. Franke

Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433

P. M. Lynch

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118

A. J. Healey

Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, 93943

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 115(2B), 223-233 (Jun 01, 1993) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2899061 History: Received January 26, 1993; Online March 17, 2008


The Division began as a technical committee in 1936 and became the Industrial Instruments and Regulators Division in 1943. Significant events and broadening technology that led to Division name changes and evolution are described. The Division received its current name in 1977. The leadership role of the Division in the field of dynamic systems and control is outlined. Objectives, scope, and activities of the Division are discussed, and statistical data and trends are given.

Copyright © 1993 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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