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ECE 435 Syllabus

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ECE 435
3
Elements of Control

Analog system dynamics, open- and closed-loop control, block diagrams and signal flow graphs,
input-output relationships, stability analyses using Routh-Hurwitz, root-locus and Nyquist, timeand frequency-domain analysis and design of analog control systems. Use of computer-aided
analysis and design tools. Class project.
ECE 301
Prerequisite(s):
Textbook(s) and/or other required material:
Control Systems Engineering by Norman S. Nise, Fifth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2008
Course objectives. By the end of this course, the student should be able to (use
demonstrative verbs):
Apply principles of control theory to model physical systems; Analyze first and second order
systems in the time domain; Characterize systems in terms of their properties; Design and
analyze systems in the frequency domain.
Topics covered:
A total of 41 lectures (in parentheses): Introduction to control and modeling: block diagrams,
signal flow graphs, Mason's gain formula(4);Models of physical systems: electrical and
electromechanical systems(2);State variable models: simulation diagrams, transfer
functions(3);Time response: first- and second-order systems, time response
specifications(4);Frequency response: higher-order systems(3);System characteristics: closedloop, stability, disturbance rejection, steady-state accuracy, transient response(6);Stability
analysis and design: Routh-Hurwitz criterion, root-locus techniques and design(8);Frequencyresponse analysis: frequency response, Bode diagram, Nyquist criterion, relative stability (gain
and phase margins)(5);Frequency-response design: Gain, phase-lag, phase-lead, and PID
compensation(6).
Class/laboratory schedule (sessions per week and duration of each session):
Three 50-minutes lectures per week.
Contribution of course to meeting the requirements of Criterion 5 - other:
Contribution of course to meeting the requirements of Criterion 5 - math and basic
sciences:
Contribution of course to meeting the requirements of Criterion 5 - engineering topics:
This course contributes 3 hours of engineering science.

ECE 435 Syllabus


Contribution of course to meeting the requirements of Criterion 5 - general education:
Relationship of this course to program learning outcomes:
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Learning Outcome
Level of Instruction
Content
Students apply
differential equations,
linear transforms, and
linear algebra to the
understanding and
design of control
Outcome A
Major
systems. The
application of theory to
practice by presentation
of realistic systems and
constraints, and
discussion of practical
limitations.
Outcome B
N/A
Students design control
algorithms to confine
system behavior to
specifications
appropriate to the
system and operating
Outcome C
Intermediate
environment. The
engineering problem
consists of controlling
the system within the
desired performance
specifications.
Outcome D
N/A
Students identify
desired control
specifications, use a
variety of techniques to
design a controller
Outcome E
Major
which will cause the
system to conform to
design specifications,
and finally ensure that
the final design meets

Relationship of this course to program learning outcomes:


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Learning Outcome
Level of Instruction
Content
those specifications.
Outcome F
N/A
Outcome G
N/A
Outcome H
N/A
Outcome I
N/A
Outcome J
N/A
Students use techniques
and skills of systems
control using modern
engineering design
Outcome K
Major
tools such as Matlab
and Simulink(R),
including control
systems toolbox.
Person who last prepared this description and date of preparation:

Ozturk, Hatice Orun (hoo) - Jan 11th, 2010 (04:41pm)