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## EE30041: Control engineering

Owning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Period:
Semester 1
Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Assessment Detail:
• Exam (EX 100%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: Before taking this module you are advised to take EE20100 OR take EE20195 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.
Before taking this module you must take EE20100 or equivalent.
Programme availability:

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

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
• TEXX-AFM01 : MSc Mechatronics
• UEEE-AFB12 : BEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Year 3)
• UEEE-AKB12 : BEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• UEXX-AFB02 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 3)
• UEXX-AKB02 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• UEEE-AFM12 : MEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Year 3)
• UEEE-AKM12 : MEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• UEXX-AFM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 3)
• UEXX-AKM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)

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

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
• UEEE-AFB01 : BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Year 3)
• UEEE-AKB01 : BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• UEEE-AFB14 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Year 3)
• UEEE-AKB14 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• UEEE-AFM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Year 3)
• UEEE-AKM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• UEEE-AFM14 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Year 3)
• UEEE-AKM14 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology with Year long work placement (Year 4)

 Notes: This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2018/19 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2019/20 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2018/19. Programmes and units are subject to change 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. Undergraduates: Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here. Postgraduates: Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.