Module Catalogue

MEC2105 : Control System Technology

  • Offered for Year: 2018/19
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Michael Lau
  • Lecturer: Dr Edwin Foo, Dr Kwee Lee, Dr Yi Zhou
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Singapore
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 8.0

Aims

The module aims to equip students having previous knowledge of electro-mechanical systems with the knowledge and understanding of the physical design and principle of operation of a wide variety of sensors and actuator types, which will in turn give them the skills to select and specify which devices are best suited to particular closed-loop control applications.

Outline Of Syllabus

(1)       Introduction to elements of control and measurement systems (also a form of mechatronic system): sensors, actuators, interfacing devices and controllers
(2)       Nature of signals: analogue and digital; discretization and quantization errors; time and frequency domains; sampling and aliasing issues; conversion and interfacing
(3)       Sensors: types, basic operating principles and design and performance specifications; force, strain, position, velocity, acceleration, temperature
(4)       Actuators: types and operating principles and design and performance characteristics of electro-magnetic, piezoelectric, Fluid-power
(5)       An introduction to controller elements: analogue, digital and discrete
(6)       Case Study of industrial systems: automotive, aerospace systems, manufacturing automation, robotics, medical instrumentation and consumer products
(7)       Data acquisition Exercise: signal conditioning, signal conversion and data acquisition and control

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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