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Automatic Controls Laboratory (E C E 577) Syllabus
Course Learning Outcomes
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    The objective of this course is to provide experience with both breadth and depth in designing, constructing, and debugging real-time control systems, with emphasis on understanding the use and limits of theoretical controls design methods in practical environments.
Automatic Controls Laboratory
E C E 577 ( 4 Credits )
Control theory is reduced to engineering practice through the analysis and design of actual systems in the laboratory. Experiments are conducted with modern servo systems using both analog and digital control. Systems identification and modern controls design are applied to motion and torque control.
ME 446 & 447 or ECE 332 & 416 or cons inst
College: College of Engineering
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Any textbook used for an introductory controls course
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Required / Elective / Selected Elective
Selected Elective
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Brief List of Topics to be Covered

System identification using frequency domain methodologies

Hardware closed loop controller implementation using state variable techniques for current loops and motion control, including hardware observers and disturbance input decoupling o Time domain (z-transform) systems identification methodologies

Computer closed loop controller implementation of state variable motion control including state command feedforward and acceleration observers

PLC-based, modern (structured) and classical methods for sequential logic design.

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