Instructors: Professor Jessy Grizzle
Professor Semyon Meerkov
Control is enabling technology. Most modern devices – from the computers and Internet to space systems and power plants – would not operate without efficient automatic control. The goal of this course is to provide students knowledge and skills necessary to become a control system designer in the automotive, semiconductor, chemical, aerospace and other manufacturing industries as well as in the areas of power systems, communication networks, and computer software/hardware.
The course includes a computer-based lab and one hardware experiment. Within the computer-based lab, the students design and evaluate various control systems under realistic constraints. In the hardware experiment, the students develop and implement a controller for the MagLev – a magnetic levitation device.
Golnaraghi, Farid, and Benjamin C. Kuo. Automatic Control Systems. 9th ed. New York, NY: Wiley, 2009.
1. Main principles of control: Feedforward and feedback control; advantages and limitations of feedback and feedforward control; structure of feedback systems.
2. Mathematical preliminaries: Review of LTI systems description in both time and frequency domains; linearization; block diagrams and signal flow graph manipulations
3. Mathematical modeling: First-principle and phenomenological modeling; models of sensors, actuators, and standard controllers
4. Stability of control systems: Input-output and internal stability; Routh-Hurwits criterion
5. Analysis of control systems in the time domain: Steady state response, error coefficients and system type; transient response characteristics; relation between pole/zero configuration and transient response
6. Root-locus technique: Rules for root-locus sketching; root contours and applications
7. Design of control systems in the time domain: Design specifications in the time domain; design of P, PI, PD, and PID controllers; design of lead, lag, and lead-lag compensators
8. Analysis of control systems in the frequency domain: Characteristics of stationary response in the frequency domain; stability analysis in the frequency domain (Nyquist stability criterion)
9. Design of control systems in the frequency domain: Design specifications in the frequency domain: design of P, PI, PD, and PID controllers; design of lead, lag, and lead-lag compensators
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