Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Supplementary assessment information not currently available (this will be added shortly)|
To introduce the time-domain, frequency-domain and z-domain analytical techniques used in the analysis of basic continuous-time and discrete-time feedback control systems. To demonstrate how these techniques may be used in the analysis and design of single-input, single-output electronic/electrical systems to control steady-state and transient behaviour. To show how electronic/electrical system performance may be improved by choice of control-system structure and the optimal setting of values of controller variables.
After successfully completing this, students should be able to:
model the dynamic behaviour of simple electronic/electrical systems using Laplace and Z-transforms; analyse and predict the steady-state and transient response of a number of analog and discrete-time control schemes; use root-locus diagrams to estimate transient response, stability and controller robustness; select closed-loop-controller form and characteristics to meet a target specification; understand the performance limiting effect of sample rate, estimate transient response using the z-plane.
Problem solving; systematic mathematical modelling and analysis, independent tutorial problem solving, working on experimental systems in lab groups, implementing and observing practical control systems. Taught, facilitated and tested.
Basic electronic/electrical system modelling, features of open-loop and closed-loop control, block diagram representation and manipulation, Laplace transform analysis and transfer function derivation, steady-state error, dynamic-response performance measurement, system-stability assessment, root-locus method, sampled signals, selection of sample rate, Z-transform analysis, estimation of frequency and transient response using the Z-plane.
EE20195 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering