Fall 2016 textbook list
The Fall 2016 ECE textbook list is available online for students.
Current Prerequisites & Course Offering
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ECE 4406 Control Systems (3C)
Extension of the techniques of 4405 to systems controlled by digital compensators. Course covers discrete-time modeling of continuous-time systems, discrete-time redesign of continuous controllers, root-locus compensation, frequency domain compensation, and advanced toics in digital control.
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: Spring. Program Area: Systems/Controls.
Prerequisites: C- or better in 4405.
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Department Syllabus Information:Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
- 1. Model controlled systems in discrete time.
- 2. Redesign continuous-time compensators for discrete time.
- 3. Design and analyze discrete-time compensators using root locus and frequency domain techniques.
|1. Introduction to Digital Control||5%|
|2. Review of Z-transforms||10%|
|3. Discrete-Time System Models||10%|
|4. Digital Redesign Methods||15%|
|5. Analysis and Design in Z-domain a. Root locus b. Frequency response design c. Direct design||30%|
|6. Advanced Topics - topics such as sample rate selection, system identification, controller implementation, state-space design methods, design case studies, etc. will be covered based on faculty and student interests||30%|