Dec 08, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EE 871 - Modern Control Systems

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to principles and practice of modern control engineering. Z-transforms are introduced and utilized in conjunction with the analysis of discrete-time control systems. State-space analysis for continuous-time systems is covered in detail. Techniques on nonlinear systems analysis are developed and applied utilizing computer methods. (prereq: Laplace transforms and a control systems course)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Determine the open-loop and closed-loop transfer functions of a system containing a sampler and zero-order-hold
  • Determine the stability of sampled data (discrete-time, DT) systems
  • Design DT system compensators
  • Analyze system controllability and observability
  • Design state feedback estimator-regulators
  • Estimate a transfer function representation from experimental frequency response data
  • Implement a closed-loop compensator 

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Simplify control system block diagrams
  • Obtain continuous time system time-domain performance specifications
  • Determine steady-state error of continuous time systems for typical inputs
  • Design continuous time, closed-loop, phase-type and PID control systems by root-locus techniques
  • Analyze continuous time systems using frequency response methods: Bode diagrams
  • Demonstrate the effects of discrete-time sampling of continuous signals

Course Topics
  • Prerequisite review
  • System frequency response modeling techniques
  • Sampled-data systems and the z-transform
  • Design state feedback system
  • Review state space representation

Dr. Jay Wierer

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