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EE20100: Integrated control system design

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
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: CW 50%, EX 50%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
EE20100 - Reassessment Coursework (where allowed by programme regulations)
EE20100 - Reassessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take EE10170 or equivalent.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To give students a basic understanding of a wide range of analogue control system design techniques. To introduce students to the design processes by taking a requirement through to a prototype device.
After completing this unit, students should be able to: write a design specification for a product; carry out a top-down systematic design; identify and specify interface requirements for sub-systems; design forward path and feedback path analogue control systems; design unity feedback controllers; demonstrate an appreciation of how assumptions about the system model can affect the effectiveness of the design solution.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students will have demonstrated the ability to: model the dynamic behaviour of simple electromechanical systems using Laplace transforms; analyse and predict the steady-state and transient response of a number of analogue 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.

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 electromechanical 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.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:
NB. Postgraduate programme information will be added when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2020

EE20100 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • UEXX-AFB02 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEXX-AKB02 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEXX-AFM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEXX-AKM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AFM16 : MEng(Hons) Robotics Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AKM16 : MEng(Hons) Robotics Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AFB16 : BEng(Hons) Robotics Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEEE-AKB16 : BEng(Hons) Robotics Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)