EEE8072 : Subsea Control and Communication Systems
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Mr Jeffrey Neasham
- Lecturer: Dr Damian Giaouris
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
A1. To develop the students’ understanding of the design of control systems; concentrating on classical PI control methods, modern state space techniques and PLC applications in the context of subsea systems.
A2. To develop the students’ understanding of communication and positioning for subsea installations using underwater acoustic and inductive techniques.
Outline Of Syllabus
2hrs: Introduction/revision of 1st and second order dynamics (ODEs).
2hrs: Transfer function modelling and analysis of control systems (s-plane, type, order final value…)
2hrs: Closed loop control systems including PI tuning particularly for cascade control systems used in electric drives for underwater applications.
2hrs: Introduction to state space and state feedback (pole placement and LQR)
2hrs: State estimation and reference tracking
2hrs: Introduction to PLC programming
2hrs: Fundamentals of data communication, modulation and coding theory.
2hrs: Electrical and optical cabled data communications (umbilicals).
2hrs: Introduction to underwater acoustic signals, propagation and the SONAR equations.
2hrs: Underwater acoustic communication system design and operation.
2hrs: Underwater acoustic positioning using LBL, SBL and USBL techniques.
2hrs: Underwater inductive communication and power coupling.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||24||0:30||12:00||Revision for final exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Final exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||2:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||62:00||62:00||Further study of notes and background reading; Studying example questions; Practical demos in lab|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Outcomes are achieved by conventional lectures.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination is an appropriate method for assessing basic understanding of the principles outlined in the syllabus and the ability of the student to appropriately apply these principles.
Semester 1 Study Abroad students will be able to sit the assessment earlier.