This course begins with a review of modeling and analysis of various physical systems (electrical, mechanical, fluid, etc.) through state variable models and transfer functions. Non-linear aspects and their linear approximations are introduced. It emphasizes the control of first and second order systems and the control design of more general systems using Root Locus. The student applies these concepts in the characterization and control of lab physical plants and uses MATLAB with Simulink extensively.
School of Engineering and Computing
Electromechanical Engineering Technology (ELM)
3 hours of lecture per week, 1.5 hours of lab every other week