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EE50224: Electronic control systems design

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

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: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To equip students with the skills to be able to understand, design and critically appraise control systems and circuits for a variety of electronic systems.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit the student will be able to:
Demonstrate systematic and detailed understanding of linear and non-linear control systems design techniques.
Demonstrate detailed knowledge of suitable design techniques for the design of control systems.
Demonstrate critical understanding of the uncertainty and limits of control systems and where they can be applied in practical settings.
Employ a range of control system design techniques to practical problems.
Demonstrate the ability to use appropriate professional simulation and design tools.

Analysis and design of analogue and mixed signal circuits. (TFA)
Use IT to collect, analyse and present technical information; solve problems, communicate effectively and retrieve information. (TFA)
Use appropriate professional simulation and design tools. (TFA)
Employ a range of established and new techniques to review and critically analyse information concerning engineering problems, and to propose and implement solutions in a professional manner (TFA).

Control algorithms in common use in the electronic systems and electronic control system design, modelling and analysis.
PID controller design.
Compensation of feedback control systems to ensure stability.
Non-Linear control systems design.
Lyapunov analysis methods.
Frequency domain design methods including bode plots and pole-zero.
Dynamic controller design using frequency domain and state space approaches.
Controllable and observable systems.
MIMO control systems.
Non-linear system modelling and analysis.
System stability analysis.
Design and implementation of autonomous control systems.
Applications of Control in Electronic Systems.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EE50224 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering