ECEE4638: Control Systems Lab

(See D2L for Spring 2014 specifics) 

Instructor: Harry Hilgers
TA: Michelle Lim

TA: Chadi Abdel-Samad

Tu or Th 12-2:30PM
ITLL HP Lab Plaza
Office Hours:TBD

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, and implementing the design for actual testing.


1.      Prerequisites

a.     ECEN 3300, Linear Systems

b.     APPM 2360, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

c.      ECEN 4138/5138, Control Systems Analysis

2.     Group Lab Reports

3.     Participation

4.     ITLL computer access (need to take a tour)

Group Lab Reports

Lab reports will be written up in groups. Keep in mind that written labs should be short, should address the tasks assigned in the lab, and provide reasonable indication of having understood the lab.

The lab write-ups for this course are not supposed to be reflections of having successfully followed a long series of seemingly arbitrary steps. Although that is unfortunately occasionally a component of this lab, the objective of this course is to help you to think independently about how to approach a control design problem. Your lab write-ups will be graded not only on the tasks you achieved and the plots you turn in, but also in your description of why you chose those plots, what you think the relevant questions are, and what problems you encountered.


1.      ECEE 4638

a.     ECEE4638 Current Manual

b.     ECEE4638 OLD Manual

c.      ECEE4638 LabView Tutorial (same as Lab 0)

2.     LabVIEW

a.     Labview Student Tutorials







LabVIEW Tutorial

Lab 0


Introduction to Simulation in LabVIEW

Lab 1


Simulation of Torsional Disk System (TDS)

Lab 2


System Identification of the TDS

Lab 3


Open-Loop and PID Control Design

Lab 4


Root Locus Design

Lab 5


Frequency Domain Design

Lab 6


State-Space Design

Lab 7

Last Day of Classes