The BRADLEY DEPARTMENT of ELECTRICAL and COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Undergraduate PROGRAMS

Course Information

Description

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.

Why take this course?

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.

Prerequisites

C- or better in 3704

The following material from 3704 is required for 4405.

  • Laplace Transforms
  • Transfer functions/System representation
  • Block diagram analysis
  • System stability
  • 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.

    Course Topics

    Topic

    Percentage of Course

    Introduction to Control Systems; Transfer Functions, Block Diagrams, Stability 5%
    Modeling Dynamic Systems 10%
    Introduction to state space 10%
    Standard Second Order Systems 10%
    PID Controllers 5%
    Root Locus 25%
    Construction Rules
    Compensator Design
    Nyquist Stability Criteria 10%
    Gain/Phase Margins and Lead-Lag Compensation 15%
    Sensitivity and Robustness 10%