This course starts with an overview of control systems using block diagrams for description and analysis. Electrical systems are modeled in the dynamical context; electronic operational amplifier circuits are emphasized due to their prevalence in conditioning transducer signals and as analog controller elements. Mechanical systems, fluid systems, and servo mechanism are also analyzed. Laplace Transform techniques are used to predict both first- and second-order system responses for the typical input functions. Steady state error and stability are examined. Algebraic prediction of closed loop responses is made. Bode Plot analysis in the frequency domain is used as an alternative method to the time domain response. PID controller functions are covered. MATLAB is used extensively throughout the course.
School of Engineering and Computing
Electrical Engineering Technology (ELT)
3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of lab per week
- ELT 1031 or ELT 2071