ANNOUNCEMENTS |
ENGR 4220/6220 now has a new prefix and has become ELEE 4220/6220.
ELEE 4220 will be offered Spring 2018.
SUMMARY |
Course Description
The analysis and design of continuous and time-discrete linear feedback control
systems with a focus on frequency domain models. Simulation using Scilab/xcos to
design controllers for steady-state
error reduction and optimal transient response to varied inputs.
Prerequisites: ENGR/ELEE 4210 (Linear Systems) or Permission of Department.
Class schedule Spring 2018:
TBD.
CONTENTS |
INTRODUCTION |
Consistent with this philosophy, there will be quizzes and a semester project. The quizzes can be regarded as short homeworks with a theoretical emphasis. These will allow you to strengthen your understanding of the theory and to assess your preparation for the exams. The semester project allows you to build an actual feedback control system. All aspects are covered, from design of the process (or plant) and the sensors to the theory of the necessary control system to the controller implementation. No specific path to the solution is prescribed, and you have wide design flexibility.
SYLLABUS |
This course syllabus is a general plan for the course. Deviations may be necessary and will be announced. In addition, a preview of topics is provided on the Blog page.
Block | Topic |
1 | Introduction to feedback control systems Feedback control examples |
2 | Formal description of feedback systems Block diagrams and signal flow graphs Linearization |
3 | Description of feedback systems in the Laplace domain |
4 | Numerical simulation of control systems with XCos |
5 | Performance and response of feedback systems |
6 | Stability criteria |
7 | Stability criteria cont'd |
8 | The root locus design method |
9 | Frequency-domain design methods Bode diagrams and Nyquist design |
10 | State-variable description of feedback systems |
11 | Time-discrete linear systems |
12 | The z transform |
13 | Stability of time-discrete systems |
14 | Design of time-discrete feedback systems |
15 | Presentation of the semester projects |
BOOKS |
Suggested reading:
Linear Feedback Controls -- The Essentials (M. Haidekker, Elsevier 2013),
Link to publisher's web site
Link to the e-resource at our library
Recommended additional textbook: Dorf RC, Bishop RH. Modern Control Systems. Pearson - Prentice Hall, ISBN 9-780136-001522
DiStefano JJ, Stubberud AR, Williams IJ: FEEDBACK AND CONTROL SYSTEMS. In: Schaum's
Outlines, ISBN 0-07-017052-5
Schaum's book is available on-line on campus:
Link to e-resource at our library
COMPUTER LAB |
All student computers in Driftmier have Scilab/xcos installed.
Xcos/Scilab is Free Software. You may download and install a copy free of charge and with the right to access the source code. I encourage you to download your own copy and install it on your laptops or home computers.
GRADING |
Grade | Minimum percentage | Grade | Minimum percentage | Grade | Minimum percentage |
A | 95% | A- | 90% | ||
B+ | 85% | B | 80% | B- | 75% |
C+ | 70% | C | 65% | C- | 60% |
D+ | 50% | D | 45% |
OFFICE HOURS |
QUIZZES AND PROJECTS |
NOTE: Quizzes must be turned in electroncially via eLC dropbox! Two points will be deduced if you want a non-eLC turnin to be considered (e.g., missed deadline or sent via e-mail)
For the self-grading policy, use this document.
Quiz No. | Topic | Date assigned | Date due | Grade due | Discussion page |
Quiz 1 |
Grading Milestone | Due Date |
1: Team nomination |
LINKS & RESOURCES |
Here are some interesting links, most of them to Free software (with a capital F):
ABET information |
a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. | Extensive |
b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. | Moderate |
c) An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs. | Extensive |
d) An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams. | Marginal |
e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. | Extensive |
f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. | Not at all |
g) An ability to communicate effectively. | Marginal |
h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering | Not at all |
i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning | Marginal |
j) a knowledge of contemporary issues | Moderate |
k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice |
Extensive |
Course Learning Objectives | Relationship to ABET criteria |
Upon succesful completion of this course, the student will be able to | The objective relates to the ABET criteria extensively:3, moderately:2, marginally:1, not at all:0 |
Prepare a model of the system (block diagram, quantitative description) | a:3, b:0, c:1, d:0, e:2, f:0, g:0, h:0, i:0, j:1, k:2 |
Quantify stability of a system using various criteria | a:3, b:0, c:2, d:0, e:2, f:0, g:0, h:0, i:0, j:1, k:2 |
Design a feedback control system to meet given criteria | a:3, b:0, c:3, d:0, e:2, f:0, g:0, h:0, i:1, j:1, k:3 |
Simulate a feedback control system in software | a:3, b:2, c:2, d:1, e:3, f:0, g:1, h:0, i:2, j:2, k:3 |
Develop a lab prototype of a feedback control system in a team | a:3, b:2, c:3, d:2, e:3, f:0, g:2, h:0, i:1, j:2, k:3 |