EEE3018 : Digital Control Systems
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Matthew Armstrong
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To provide the students with an understanding of the fundamentals of Digital Control Theory and the theoretical and practical principles for design. To provide guidelines of current trends in the field.
Outline Of Syllabus
Introduction to Digital Control Fundamentals
Sampled signals, linear difference equations and discrete transfer functions, sample and zero order hold operations, quantisation effects, block diagrams, stability analysis techniques, signal analysis and dynamic response, discrete time specifications and their correlation with time and frequency domains, discrete equivalents to continuous transfer functions, different loop structures, regulation and serving functions.
Digital Control Designs using Classical Methods
Discrete time implementations of classical 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.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Practical exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||24||0:30||12:00||Revision for final exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:30||1:30||Final exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||6||2:00||12:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||24||0:30||12:00||Revision for practical exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||6||2:00||12:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Reflective learning activity||12||1:00||12:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||36:30||36:30||Reviewing lecture notes; general reading|
Jointly Taught With
|EEE8007||Digital Control Systems|
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.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|PC Examination||120||2||A||50||Open book|
|Module Code||Module Title||Semester||Comment|
|EEE8007||Digital Control Systems||2||N/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.