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EE20195: Control systems

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 20%, EX 80%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • MCQ (CW 5%)
  • CSfvpr Laboratory (CW 15%)
  • Examination (EX 80%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
EE20195 - Reassessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions 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.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EE20195 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • UEEE-AFB13 : BEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AKB13 : BEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AFB01 : BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AKB01 : BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AFB12 : BEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AKB12 : BEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AFB14 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AKB14 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AFB15 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AKB15 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AFM13 : MEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AKM13 : MEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AFM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AKM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AFM12 : MEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AKM12 : MEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AFM14 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AKM14 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AFM15 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AKM15 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)

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