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Feedback systems transmit the input signal as negative to the receiver. The corresponding processing parts of the feedback device may have electrical or electromagnetic properties. Simple analog feedback signal control circuits can be developed either from individual or discrete components, for example, transistor resistors and capacitors.

Feedback amplifier

A feedback amplifier is an amplifier with positive feedback mechanism (see also Amplifiers § Negative feedback). An ideal amplifier has zero output impedance. If it were possible to make such an amplifier, since the voltage gain is finite, no matter how large, if the signal source has zero output impedance and if there is zero net coupling between amplifiers in a system, then perfect isolation could be obtained by applying negative feedback around any negative feedback loops and positive feedback loops containing one or more of those amplifiers.

For many components such as resistors and transistors that behave linearly over their intended range of operation, this method works well; however transistor nonlinearity can often cause oscillation and/or other problems. Feedback circuits are typically designed with the assumption that the amplifier's output impedance is infinitesimal, or at least that its effect can be ignored.

The idea of feedback dates back to 18th-century mechanics, where James Clerk Maxwell proposed it in the context of his thought experiment regarding a vibrating string (which could act as an analog computer). This was further developed by Oliver Heaviside and Edwin Armstrong. Positive feedback occurs in long-distance telecommunications because several repeater amplifiers would lead to too much loss in signal strength; if any two placed after each other amplified the same transmitted signal, then what emerged would be fed back into earlier stages. The first electronic application was for telephone signal routing within telephone exchanges; the first patents go back to 1914; see History of negative feedback.

A feedback amplifier is an amplifier with a negative feedback loop. Negative feedback occurs with whatever the input to the system, if some property of the output changes, this change is used to correct that property of the input. If this were not done, then simple amplifiers would oscillate or exhibit other non-linear behavior.

Negative feedback systems are much more stable than simple amplifiers and can produce much better linear results. They are essential to all stable electronic devices except crystal oscillators and perhaps voltage regulators. Virtually every home computer has one in each power supply unit called an "Active Power Factor Correction Unit".

When implemented well, they not only improve performance but protect against unforeseen conditions which may otherwise damage equipment or cause it to behave in unintended ways.

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Feedback devices are used in a wide variety of applications, such as control circuits for industrial and consumer products. The input signal is compared with the output signal and any difference (error) is applied to the input through negative feedback. This has the effect of reducing or eliminating the error at the output. Negative feedback also tends to make a system self-regulating by stabilizing its operating point against external changes. For example, it can be shown that if there was no feedback loop on a transistor amplifier circuit then any small temperature change would cause large fluctuations in voltage gain and current amplification; this would result in poor stability under conditions where component parameters were changing due to temperature variations, etc. With negative feedback, however, even though all components may have varying parameters, good overall performance will still be achieved because of self-regulation provided by negative feedback.

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Open and closed-loop feedback mechanisms

In an open-loop system, a component sends as output what it receives as input. In a closed-loop system, feedback from the output to the input provides information about the effects of any components between the input and output. A good example of this is a room thermostat controlling a heater: The heater has one job: if the temperature drops below a certain point, increase it. The room thermostat has one job too: if it gets cold inside, tell the heater to turn on. By measuring how hot it is inside, the room thermostat can adjust how much heat flows into that room.

A simple example of positive feedback is shouting into a microphone that is picking up all background noise just after someone else shouts, causing the volume to go up even more. The amplifier can't tell whether someone is shouting or background noise has increased; it only knows that its input is getting louder.

Without some kind of feedback system in place, amplifiers typically run away until their output becomes an undistorted copy of their input. Some devices exhibit this extreme response when they are turned on; however, the effect is most pronounced in electronic devices with power supplies that are not stabilized using negative feedback. Electronic circuits called comparators usually have positive feedback built-in by connecting any unused inverting input to their output so they will self-trigger if their non-inverting input's voltage ever exceeds the voltage on their inverting input. This is sometimes called a "flip-flop" because of the way it behaves.

A common example of positive feedback is when a microphone picks up sound, which is then fed back into the system, causing low-frequency oscillation.

Another positive feedback system occurs in traffic congestion where people are leaving an area at the same time that others are arriving, which causes more and more congestion. This can be modeled with Thain's law. The second term in the equation represents the fraction of drivers that leave ("E") as a function of how long they have been waiting ("T").

The other two terms represent how each departing driver affects the average time other drivers wait (the first term) and how each new arriving driver affects this same average (the third term). The equation says that if the average time spent waiting is proportional to the number of drivers, then both E and T are exponential functions of time.

This is why massive, unexpected snowstorms cause gridlock. As soon as one driver gets stuck in a traffic jam, this increases how long all other drivers will be stuck until they make it through the traffic jam.

Practical applications of feedback control

The servomechanism is an example of a negative feedback mechanism with practical application in industrial settings. It was extensively used in automatic control systems for stabilizing the output of speed-sensitive mechanical devices such as ships, airplanes, chemical plants, and other machinery whose performance can be optimized either by maintaining speed or by keeping position (such as drilling rigs).

Feedback Systems Summary

Both positive and negative feedback systems are used to control all kinds of processes, from the temperature of your home or office to the automatic steering of ships.

Some uses require fine precision such as in chemical plants and other equipment that requires extremely precise temperature control. Other applications only require the system to stay within a certain "window" for safety reasons; cruise control in an automobile is one example.

No matter what kind of feedback system you design, the key thing to remember is that no single component (in our case, an amplifier) can determine how much its input signal has been attenuated; this depends on every part between the input and output.

Positive feedback systems

Can run away (oscillate) if not designed to prevent this. This is why electronic circuits with power supplies that are not stabilized using negative feedback can be extremely dangerous; their amplifiers will amplify any noise picked up by the input, which will cause the amplifier to "howl" even louder-and unfortunately, no one knows how loud it's capable of getting because its limits cannot be tested.

Classification of feedback systems

Systems with feedback can self-regulate the output of several systems. These systems use two loops, one for controlling output and another to adjust its input signal to maintain dynamic equilibrium. The feedback loop consists of the same component as the main control element which makes it possible for it to affect or change its performance. This is also known as Regulation (Regulation control).

The most common example of a closed-loop with feedback is a home thermostat used on central heating units that receive their instructions from a thermometer located inside the building; if the temperature drops below a certain level, then heat is turned on until the desired temperature is reached, at which point the thermostat turns it off. The thermometer detects the actual temperature and sends a signal to the heating unit. The heating unit then adjusts its output until the desired temperature is reached, as indicated by the thermometer.

Negative Feedback System      

The main difference between these two types of the control system is that in negative feedback systems there would be an increase in error which results in reduced output or regulation. Positive feedback systems however will result in speed up or over-correction which results in overshoot (your site) and ultimately instability and possible damage.

Negative feedback systems are more common than positive feedback systems because they avoid oscillations and will not run away. Feedback control is most commonly used in mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical process industries to control temperature, pressure, level, flow rate, etc. It also finds application in the automatic tracking of objects.

Practical applications of the negative feedback system are found everywhere including on your computer keyboard where an elevated bump on some keycaps will activate a switch that sends information back to the computer that you have hit the key instead of air. Feedback systems can be used to keep climate control and security alarm systems working as desired, or they can provide a means for your car's cruise control to maintain a steady speed without over-correcting every time you hit the gas pedal. The key difference between positive and negative feedback is that in a negative system there is an increase in error as the output is reduced, while with positive feedback there is an increase in corrective action that results in overshoot and ultimately, instability and possible damage.

Positive feedback loop, Negative feedback loop

A common example of a closed-loop with feedback: A home thermostat receives its instructions from a thermometer located in the building; if the temperature drops below a certain level, then heat is turned on until the desired temperature is reached, at which point the thermostat turns it off. The thermometer detects the actual temperature and sends a signal to the heating unit. The heating unit then adjusts its output until the desired temperature is reached, as indicated by the thermometer.

Negative feedback in this type of system will result in speed up or over-correction which results in overshoot (your site) and ultimately instability and possible damage.

Negative feedback systems are more common than positive feedback systems because they avoid oscillations and will not run away. Feedback control is most commonly used in mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical process industries to control temperature, pressure, level, flow rate, etc. It also finds application in the automatic tracking of objects.

Practical applications of the negative feedback system are found everywhere including on your computer keyboard where an elevated bump on some keycaps will activate a switch that sends information back to the computer that you have hit the key instead of air. Feedback systems can be used to keep climate control and security alarm systems working as desired, or they can provide a means for your car's cruise control to maintain a steady speed without over-correcting every time you hit the gas pedal. The key difference between positive and negative feedback is that in a negative system there is an increase in error as the output is reduced, while with positive feedback there is an increase in corrective action that results in overshoot and ultimately, instability and possible damage.

Positive or negative feedback? The difference is…

If a system tries to correct its error, it will move away from the target value. For example, if you try to hit a bull's-eye by shooting an arrow at it and miss your mark, then your bow will receive that information and bend further in the other direction next time thus making you miss again since it does not know where the bull's-eye is located. This makes positive feedback systems very unstable as they cause the error to increase until something happens such as overshoot or collapse (the site).

The key difference between positive and negative feedback is the presence of corrective action as opposed to self-correction. In a negative system, there is an increase in error as the output is reduced. Conversely, in a positive feedback system, corrective action results in overshoot and ultimately instability and possible damage.

Positive feedback systems are unstable; they seem to send information that makes things go out of control or "run away." A typical example of this effect is how noise gets amplified when using a microphone close to its speaker. Here's another way to look at positive feedback: It can be compared with standing on your tiptoes so you can see above the crowd. The act of jumping up makes you taller, which allows you to jump even higher next time. Positive feedback is also evident in credit card debt--and mortgage bubbles--where expenditures cause income to rise, which causes expenditures to rise even further.

Positive feedback is also evident in credit card debt - and mortgage bubbles - where expenditures cause income to rise, which causes expenditures to rise even further. A positive feedback loop can create a situation of exponential growth within a system until something triggers the loop's termination. In the case of nuclear fission or nuclear fusion, a positive feedback loop may result in an exponentially increasing rate of reactions between atoms until the entire reactor explodes from its uncontrollable power generation (site).

The key difference between negative and positive feedback systems is that in a negative system there is an increase in error as output is reduced, while with positive feedback there is an increase in corrective action that results in overshoot and ultimately instability and possible damage. Positive feedback systems are unstable because they seem to send information that makes things go out of control or "run away." A typical example of this effect is how noise gets amplified when using a microphone close to its speaker.

Positive feedback systems are unstable because they seem to send information that makes things go out of control or "run away." A typical example of this effect is how noise gets amplified when using a microphone close to its speaker. Here's another way to look at positive feedback: It can be compared with standing on your tiptoes so you can see above the crowd. The act of jumping up makes you taller, which allows you to jump even higher next time.

Shunt-Shunt Feedback Systems

Shunt-Shunt Feedback Systems "A shunt-shunt feedback circuit is at its most stable when open-ended so that it acts as an adjustable voltage divider. The input impedance is high, about 1M ohm. A current passing through this circuit will produce a voltage that is almost independent of frequency, it works just like body temperature rises. The shunt-shunt feedback circuit can be used as a filter to reduce noise, or as the basis for an amplifier with very high gain."

Types of feedback mechanisms:

Negative Feedback - corrective action results in a decrease in error or deviation from target.

Positive Feedback - corrective action increases the level of a system's perturbation about a target value, resulting in oscillations that may eventually lead to system collapse.

Shunt-Shunt Feedback Systems "A shunt-shunt feedback circuit is at its most stable when open-ended so that it acts as an adjustable voltage divider. The input impedance is high, about 1M ohm. A current passing through this circuit will produce a voltage that is almost independent of frequency. The shunt-shunt feedback circuit can be used as a filter to reduce noise, or as the basis for an amplifier with very high gain."

Here's another way to look at positive feedback: It can be compared with standing on your tiptoes so you can see above the crowd. The act of jumping up makes you taller, which allows you to jump even higher next time.

Positive vs. Negative Feedback Mechanism

A negative feedback loop adjusts behavior to meet some goal, typically stability or balance. Negative physical examples include homeostasis mechanisms that maintain temperature, pH levels, etc.; language acquisition that involves gating mechanisms for sounds/babbling first then word production; or gene regulation by homeobox (site). The term has recently been applied in internet culture to mean "success," such as in the phrase, "Fail Whale," which was created by merging the concept of a sad animal with that of a system going offline (site).


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