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ECEN 4638 - Control Systems Laboratory

Catalog Data ECEN 4638 (2). Control Systems Laboratory. Control system design and analysis with experience both in real hardware and computer simulation. Emphasis is placed on the entire control system design cycle – modeling the system, synthesizing a controller, conducting simulations, analyzing the design to suggest modifications and improvements, implementing the design for actual testing.
Credits and Design 2 credit hours: 4 hours of laboratory per week. Elective course.
Prerequisite(s) ECEN 3300, Linear Systems
APPM 2360, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Corequisite(s) ECEN 4138, Control Systems Analysis
Textbook LabView manual to be determined; Franklin, Powell, Emani-Naeini, Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems, Addison Wesley 4e, 2002.
Course Objectives This is a companion to ECEN 4138, Control Systems Analysis, which covers the mathematical aspects of control theory. This laboratory course covers the “real-world” practical issues involved in actual implementation of complex control systems. It leads students through the actual control system design cycle.
Topics Covered
  1. Modeling (2 weeks)
  2. Simulation and Introduction to Simulink Environment (1 week)
  3. Common Feedback Controllers and Properties, System Types (2 weeks)
  4. Control System Design Cycle (2 weeks)
  5. Non-parametric Design (2 weeks)
  6. Observers, State-feedback, Observer-based Design (2 weeks)
  7. Start to Finish Design and Implementation for a Physical System (4 weeks)

Last revised: 08-02-11, PM, ARP.