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## EE30041: Control engineering

Owning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Credits: 6
Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Period: Semester 1
Assessment: EX 100%
Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take EE20100 or equivalent.
Description: Aims:
To provide an understanding of the design of closed loop controllers in the time domain and their practical implementation. To introduce students to the analysis and design of systems with non-linearities in the system plant. To illustrate the use of frequency domain graphical techniques for analysing designing both linear and non-linear systems.

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this module, students should be able to: Calculate the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of any linear continuous time plant; Use the above to determine the observability and controllability of plant dynamic modes and design controllers to change their modal frequencies; Use the "Describing Function" method to analyse non-linear systems; Use small signal linearization techniques to linearise non-linear systems.

Skills:
Students will learn the basic principles behind currently used techniques in control engineering. Students will be able to design modal controllers for linear systems with both partial and full-state. Students will be able to use Nyquist and Inverse Nyquist plots to analyse system stability and to design closed loop controllers. Taught, facilitated and assessed.

Content:
Design of linear systems in the time domain, observability and controllability; Simple modal Synthesis; Nyquist and Inverse Nyquist plots; Design of full and partial state feedback using Inverse Nyquist plots; Small signal linearization of non-linear systems; The use of the "Describing Function" method for analysing non-linear systems.
Programme availability:

#### EE30041 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
• UEEE-AFB12 : BEng (hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Full-time) - Year 3
• UEEE-AKB12 : BEng (hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
• UEXX-AFB02 : BEng (hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Full-time) - Year 3
• UEXX-AKB02 : BEng (hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
• UEEE-AFM12 : MEng (hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Full-time) - Year 3
• UEEE-AKM12 : MEng (hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
• UEXX-AFM02 : MEng (hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Full-time) - Year 3
• UEXX-AKM02 : MEng (hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4

#### EE30041 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
• UEEE-AFB10 : BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Full-time) - Year 3
• UEEE-AKB10 : BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
• UEEE-AFB01 : BEng (hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Full-time) - Year 3
• UEEE-AKB01 : BEng (hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
• UEEE-AFB14 : BEng (hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Full-time) - Year 3
• UEEE-AKB14 : BEng (hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
• UEEE-AFM01 : MEng (hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Full-time) - Year 3
• UEEE-AKM01 : MEng (hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
• UEEE-AFM14 : MEng (hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Full-time) - Year 3
• UEEE-AKM14 : MEng (hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
Department of Mechanical Engineering

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.