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ECE EEL 4652 - Analysis and Design of Control Systems

Curriculum Designation: Tier II Elective course for electrical engineering majors.

Course (Catalog) Description: Continuous system modeling; stability of linear systems; frequency response methods; the root locus method; state-space methods.

Prerequisites: EEL 3135, MAS 3105

Course Objectives:

  1. Analyze control system models and determine transfer functions for linear systems.
  2. Evaluate control systems in the time domain and design controllers to achieve a given time domain specification.
  3. Perform stability analysis of a linear system using the Routh-Hurwitz test.
  4. Draw the root locus of a linear control system.
  5. Apply frequency-domain analysis and design techniques.
  6. Apply state space analysis and design techniques.
  7. Recognize the need for lifelong learning and identify methods to engage in lifelong learning.
  8. Explain or analyze contemporary issues in automatic control systems such current issues in the area of robotics or robust control.

Topics Covered:

  1. Introduction
  2. Models, Transfer Functions, and Signal Flow Graphs
  3. State-Variable Analysis
  4. System Responses
  5. Control System Characteristics
  6. Stability
  7. Root-Locus Technique
  8. Frequency-Domain Analysis and Design

Class Schedule: Three 50 minute or two 75 minute lectures per week (3 credit hours).

Contribution to Professional Component: Engineering topic: 3 credit hours

Science/Design (%): 70% / 30%

Relationship to ABET Student Outcomes: C, E, H, I, J, K and O (EE)

Prepared by: Bruce A. Harvey

Revised: September 23, 2016