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EE20100: Integrated control system design

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6
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 50%, EX 50%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 50%)
  • Race (CW 10%)
  • Report (CW 40%)
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 unit 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:

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)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* 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.