Fall 2016 textbook list
The Fall 2016 ECE textbook list is available online for students.
Current Prerequisites & Course Offering
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ECE 4405 Control Systems (3C)
Introduction to the design of feedback compensation to improve the transient and steady-state performance of systems. Course covers modeling techniques, root locus analysis and design, Nyquist criterion, and frequency domain compensation.
These courses form the basis of control system design. They build on the general system background introduced in ECE 3704 and develop in detail the area of system analysis concerned with control systems.
Typically offered: Fall. Program Area: Systems/Controls.
Prerequisites: C- or better in 3704.
The following material from 3704 is required for 4405.
Department Syllabus Information:Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
- model controlled systems in continuous time;
- analyze control systems using root locus and frequency domain techniques;
- design compensators for improved transient and steady-state performance of the closed-loop system.
|Introduction to Control Systems; Transfer Functions, Block Diagrams, Stability||5%|
|Modeling Dynamic Systems||10%|
|Introduction to state space||10%|
|Standard Second Order Systems||10%|
|Nyquist Stability Criteria||10%|
|Gain/Phase Margins and Lead-Lag Compensation||15%|
|Sensitivity and Robustness||10%|