4 units – Fall Quarter
Lecture: 3 hours
Laboratory: 3 hours
Prerequisite: EEC 100
Analysis and design of feedback control systems. Examples are drawn from electrical and mechanical systems as well as other engineering fields. Mathematical modeling of systems, stability criteria, root-locus and frequency domain design methods.
Expanded Course Description:
Use MATLAB (with Control Systems Toolbox) for analysis and design.
Engineering Design Statement:
The lectures devote considerable time to design issues and design methods. Early in the course (Section III), a simple design problem (design of a position control system) is discussed to highlight design issues. Stability and performance (Sections IV and V) are discussed in terms of design requirements. The root-locus and frequency response methods (Sections VI – VIII) are presented as design tools, and their use is illustrated by several examples.
The design material introduced in the lectures is supported by a computer-aided design laboratory. Students employ MATLAB and the associated Control Systems Toolbox to carry out a series of design exercises which effectively illustrate the use of root-locus and frequency response methods for control system design. The laboratory work culminates in four open-ended design projects which are allocated 35% of the final grade. Approximately 50% of the homework is design related. The midterm and the final examination have several questions on the design of control systems to satisfy given performance objectives.
Relationship to Outcomes:
Students who have successfully completed this course should have achieved:
|Course Outcomes||ABET Outcomes|
|An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering||A|
|An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability||C|
|An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems||E|
|An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.||K|
Engineering Depth, Laboratory
Engineering Science: 2 credits
Engineering Design: 2 credits