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EEE8152 : Digital Control Systems

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 8.0

Aims

To provide the students with an understanding of the fundamentals of Digital Control theory and the theroetical and practical principles for design. To provide guidelines of current trends in the field. To provide advanced understanding of adaptive principles

Outline Of Syllabus

Introduction to Digital Control Fundamentals
Sampled signals, linear difference equations and discrete trasfer functions, sample and zero order hold operations, quantisation effects, block diagrams, stability analysis tecniques, signal analysis and dynamic response, discrete time specifications and their correlation with time and frequency domains, discrete equivalents to continuous tramsfer functions, different loop structures, regulation and serving functions.

Digital Control Designs using Classical Methods
Discrete time implementations of calsssical design methods, digital PID controller, root locus design technique, frequency response based designs, introduction to direct design methods.

Design using Modern Methods
z- plane specifications pole placement based design, introduction to minimum variance design concept, deadbeat objective and concept of control ripple. Serving versus regulation objectives. Practical implementation considerations.
Introduction to state- space representation - eg system matrix representation, observable, controlable and diagonal representation forms and their relationship to transfer function forms. Simple control law designs - using pole placement objective, introduction to concept of state estimation, design of state estimator and analysis of effect on control loop.
Advanced material drawn from:
introduction to nonlinear dynamics, LMI, stochastic estimation (Kalman Filter), adaptive/self tuning control, system id.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Practical exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion201:0020:00Revision for final exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:001:00Final exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture102:0020:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion201:0020:00Revision for practical exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical102:0020:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading157:0057:00Reviewing lecture notes, recommended subject related reading
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study302:0060:00Tutorials, completion of Self Directed Learning exercises, development of Matlab skills
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This is a combination of normal lectures and sessions using CAD packages like Matlab/Simulink. Through this combination and the constant interaction with the facilitator the students will be able to better understand and apply the concepts of advanced control systems. Tutorials provide students with the opportunity to apply, and confirm understanding of the taught concepts. Tutorials typically align with the expectations of the closed book written examination. Self directed learning exercises provide students with the opportunity to explore complex problem based learning exercises using Matlab/Simulink. Self directed learning exercises typically show the expectations of the open book practical examination.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination602A50N/A
PC Examination1202A50Open Book
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
EEE3018Digital Control Systems2N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The assessment reflects the innovative teaching style and consists of a closed book unseen assessment and an open book exam using Matlab/Simulink.

The examinations require from the students a formal knowledge of the basic principles of digital control systems. They also requires a formal knowledge of using Matlab/Simulink in the design of advanced digital control systems.

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