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## EE20195: Control systems

Owning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Credits: 6
Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Period: Semester 2
Assessment: CW 20%, EX 80%
Supplementary Assessment: EE20195A - Reassessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites:
Description: Aims:
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.

Learning Outcomes:
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.

Skills:
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.

Content:
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.
Programme availability:

#### EE20195 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
• UEEE-AFB13 : BEng (hons) Computer Systems Engineering (Full-time) - Year 2
• UEEE-AKB13 : BEng (hons) Computer Systems Engineering (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 2
• UEEE-AFB01 : BEng (hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Full-time) - Year 2
• UEEE-AKB01 : BEng (hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 2
• UEEE-AFB12 : BEng (hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Full-time) - Year 2
• UEEE-AKB12 : BEng (hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 2
• UEEE-AFB05 : BEng (hons) Electronic and Communication Engineering (Full-time) - Year 2
• UEEE-AKB05 : BEng (hons) Electronic and Communication Engineering (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 2
• UEEE-AFB14 : BEng (hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Full-time) - Year 2
• UEEE-AKB14 : BEng (hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 2
• UEEE-AFM13 : MEng (hons) Computer Systems Engineering (Full-time) - Year 2
• UEEE-AKM13 : MEng (hons) Computer Systems Engineering (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 2
• UEEE-AFM01 : MEng (hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Full-time) - Year 2
• UEEE-AKM01 : MEng (hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 2
• UEEE-AFM12 : MEng (hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Full-time) - Year 2
• UEEE-AKM12 : MEng (hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 2
• UEEE-AFM05 : MEng (hons) Electronic and Communication Engineering (Full-time) - Year 2
• UEEE-AKM05 : MEng (hons) Electronic and Communication Engineering (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 2
• UEEE-AFM14 : MEng (hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Full-time) - Year 2
• UEEE-AKM14 : MEng (hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 2

Notes:
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2012/13 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2013/14 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2012/13.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.