This course starts with an overview of control systems using block diagrams for description and analysis and introduces electronic operational amplifier circuits early due to their prevalence in conditioning transducer signals and as analog controller elements. Laplace transform techniques predict both first and second order system responses for the typical input functions. Topics include PID controller functions; steady state error and stability; and algebraic prediction of closed loop responses. Bode Plot analysis in the frequency domain is used as an alternative method to the time domain response.
3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of lab per week
[Course fee: $50]