Fall 2004

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` `**Class
Time:** Monday and Wednesday, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m., Science & Technology II,

Room 15, Dr. Beale

**Graduate
Teaching Assistant: **Nusrath Fatima

**Office Hours: **Monday, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., Sci. & Tech I, Room 2G

` `**Prerequisites:**
Grade of C or better in ECE 220 or POI

` `**Text:**
*Modern Control Systems *, 10th Edition, R.C. Dorf and R.H. Bishop,
Prentice Hall, 2005, Chapters 1, 2, 4 - 10

Learn the purposes, advantages and disadvantages, terminology, and configurations of feedback control systems.

Learn ways of classifying, measuring, and analyzing the stability and performance properties of feedback control systems.

Learn various classical frequency domain and time domain techniques for designing compensators in order to improve performance in feedback systems.

` `**Prerequisites by topic:**

Knowledge of Fourier and Laplace transforms.

Ability to develop transfer functions for linear electrical circuits.

Knowledge of relationship between system poles and time- domain performance.

Knowledge of the concept of system frequency response.

Test 1 -- Wednesday September 29 -- Chapters 1, 2, and 4

Test 2 -- Wednesday, November 3-- Chapters 5, 6, and 7

Final Exam -- Monday, December 13, 10:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. -- Comprehensive, with Chapter 10 emphasized

Last day to drop classes without Dean's permission -- Friday, October 1.

Monday's class of October 11 will be held on Tuesday, October 12, due to Columbus Day Break!!!

Chapter 1 -- Introduction, what control systems are, types of control systems, examples of control systems, what feedback is and why it is used -- 1 class period.

Chapter 2 -- Block diagrams and their manipulation, signal flow graphs, Mason's gain formula -- 4 class periods.

Chapter 4 --Advantages of feedback systems, reduction of sensitivity to parameter changes, reduction in the effects of disturbances -- 2 class periods.

Chapter 5 -- Transient analysis for systems, model and characteristics of second-order systems, steady-state errors in systems -- 4 class periods.

Chapter 6 -- Stability of linear systems, stability analysis from the Routh array -- 2 class periods.

Chapter 7 -- Closed-loop poles and their movement, concept of the root locus magnitude and phase criteria, constructing the root locus plot, properties of the root locus -- 3 class periods.

Chapters 8 & 9 -- Frequency response analysis, review of Bode plots, gain and phase margins -- 3 class periods.

Chapter 10 -- Specifications for control systems, designing compensators with root locus and in the frequency domain, phase lag and phase lead compensators, lag-lead compensation -- 7 class periods.

Day | Date | Topic | Chapter |
---|---|---|---|

Monday |
Aug. 30 |
Introduction | 1 |

Wednesday |
Sept. 1 |
Block diagrams | 2 |

Monday |
Sept. 6 |
Labor Day, No Class Today |
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Wednesday |
Sept. 8 |
Block diagrams | 2 |

Monday |
Sept. 13 |
Signal flow graphs, Mason gain rule | 2 |

Wednesday |
Sept. 15 |
Signal flow graphs, Mason gain rule | 2 |

Monday |
Sept. 20 |
Sensitivity to parameter variations | 4 |

Wednesday |
Sept. 22 |
Disturbance rejection | 4 |

Monday |
Sept. 27 |
Second-order systems (material not on Test #1) | 5 |

Wednesday |
Sept. 29 |
Test #1, Chapters 1, 2, and 4 |
1, 2, 4 |

Monday |
Oct. 4 |
Second-order systems | 5 |

Wednesday |
Oct. 6 |
Steady-state error | 5 |

*** Tuesday *** |
Oct. 12 |
Steady-state error | 5 |

Wednesday |
Oct. 13 |
System stability, the Routh array | 6 |

Monday |
Oct. 18 |
Routh array | 6 |

Wednesday |
Oct. 20 |
Introduction to pole movement, the root locus | 7 |

Monday |
Oct. 25 |
Root locus | 7 |

Wednesday |
Oct. 27 |
Root locus | 7 |

Monday |
Nov. 1 |
Bode plots (material not on Test #2) | 8 |

Wednesday |
Nov. 3 |
Test #2, Chapters 5, 6, and 7 |
5, 6, 7 |

Monday |
Nov. 8 |
Gain and phase margins | 8 |

Wednesday |
Nov. 10 |
Gain and phase margins | 8 |

Monday |
Nov. 15 |
Compensator design using root locus, phase lead | 10 |

Wednesday |
Nov. 17 |
Compensator design using root locus, phase lead | 10 |

Monday |
Nov. 22 |
Compensator design using root locus, phase lag | 10 |

Wednesday |
Nov. 24 |
Thanksgiving Break, No Class Today |
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Monday |
Nov. 29 |
Compensator design using Bode plots, phase lag | 10 |

Wednesday |
Dec. 1 |
Compensator design using Bode plots, phase lag, phase lead | 10 |

Monday |
Dec. 6 |
Compensator design using Bode plots, phase lead | 10 |

Wednesday |
Dec. 8 |
Compensator design using Bode plots, lag-lead | 10 |

Monday |
Dec. 13 |
Final Exam, comprehensive, Chap. 10 emphasized |
All |

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