Pre-Requisite: EE 309 Signal and Linear System Analysis

Co-Requisite: EE 402 Control Systems Lab

Fall 2014 Schedule:

Instructor: Dr. Stephen Bruder

Office: KEC 108

Grader: Logan Puckett (

Textbook: Feedback Control Systems, 5/E by Charles L. Phillips and John Parr

Course Description:

Modeling, analysis, and design of analog and digital linear control systems using time and frequency domain techniques. Topics include feedback control system characteristics performance analysis and stability, Z-transforms, and controller design.

Course Objectives:

Grading Scheme (See Grading Policy):

Homework Assignments 25%
Two Mid-Term Exams 40%
Final Exam 30%
Class Participation 5%

Fall 2014 Class Schedule:

Week # Dates Topic Assignments, Solutions, & Handouts Reading
1 Mon, Aug 25 Course overview, intro to control, & background review (ppt, pdf) Laplace_Transform_Table.pdf
Chapter 1
Wed, Aug 27 The Laplace transform, key properties of the LT (ppt, pdf) Laplace_Example_4.m
Appendix B
Fri, Aug 29 System modeling: Electrical systems Hwk_1.pdf Chap 2: Sec 2.1 & 2.2
2 Mon, Sept 01 -- Labor Day Holiday --  
Wed, Sept 03 Block diagram manipulation.
Modeling mechanical translational systems
Block_diagram_reduction (ppt, pdf)
A 2nd Mech Linear example (pdf)
Chap 2: Sec 2.3 & 2.5
Fri, Sept 05 Modeling mechanical rotational systems
Electromechanical systems
Modeling the DC servomotor (ppt, pdf)

Chap 2: Sec 2.6 & 2.7.2

3 Mon, Sept 08 Linearization Hwk_2.pdf
Chap 2: Sec 2.14
Wed, Sept 10 System time response Time Response of 2nd Order Systems (ppt, pdf)
Chap 4: Sec 4.1 &4.2
Fri, Sept 12 Time response specifications
System frequency response
time_resp_specs.m Chap 4: Sec 4.3 & 4.4
4 Mon, Sept 15 higher_order_sys (ppt, pdf) Hwk_3.pdf
Chap 4: Sec 4.6
Wed, Sept 17 System characteristics: stability   Chap 5: Sec 5.1 & 5.2
Fri, Sept 19 System characteristics: sensitivity, disturbance rejection Sensitivity_example.pptx
Chap 5: Sec 5.3 & 5.4
5 Mon, Sept 22 System steady state response Soln_3.pdf (code) Chap 5: Sec 5.5
Wed, Sept 24 Stability analysis: Routh-Hurwitz RouthHurwitz_Examples.m Chap 6:
Fri, Sept 26 Mid-Term Exam #1 Mid #1 Soln  
6 Mon, Sept 29 Root locus: Analysis Hwk_4.pdf
Chap 7: Sec 7.1, 7.2
Wed, Oct 01 Root locus: Analysis RL_3rd_example.m Chap 7: Sec 7.5
Fri, Oct 03 Root locus: Design Root_Locus_example (ppt, pdf)
Chap 7: Sec 7.6 - 7.8
7 Mon, Oct 06 Root locus: Design Lead/Lag RL Lead example (ppt, pdf)
Chap 7: Sec 7.9
Wed, Oct 09 Root locus: Design PID RL_PID_example (ppt, pdf) RL_6th_example.m Chap 7: Sec 7.10
Fri, Oct 10 -- Fall Break --    
8 Mon, Oct 13 Frequency response: Bode Diagrams Hwk_6.pdf
Chap 8: Sec 8.1 & 8.2
Wed, Oct 15 Frequency response: Bode Diagrams Freq Resp Ex2(ppt, pdf)
Chap 8: Sec 8.3
Fri, Oct 17 Frequency response: Stability Relative Stability(ppt, pdf)
Chap 8: Sec 8.6
9 Mon, Oct 20 Frequency response design: Specs Hwk_7.pdf
Chap 9: Sec 9.1
Wed, Oct 22 Frequency response design: Compensation (Lead) Lead Lag Comp (ppt, pdf)
Chap 9: Sec 9.4 - 9.6
Fri, Oct 24 Frequency response design: Compensation (Lag) A Lead Design Example (ppt, pdf) Chap 9: Sec 9.4 - 9.6
10 Mon, Oct 27 Frequency response design: Compensation (PID) A PID Design Example (ppt, pdf) Soln_7.pdf Chap 9: Sec Sec 9.8 - 9.10
Wed, Oct 29 In-class example & review    
Fri, Oct 31 Mid-Term Exam #2 Histogram  
11 Mon, Nov 03 Mid-Exam #2Review Hwk_8.pdf Chap 11: Sec 11.1 to 11.6
Wed, Nov 05 Discrete-time systems: The Z-transform Laplace & Z Transfotm Table Chap 11: Sec 11.4 & 11.5
Fri, Nov 07 Discrete-time systems: Diff. eqn. solution   Chap 12: Sec 12.2 & 12.3
12 Mon, Nov 10 Student Lab 8 Presentations: Intro & simulation Hwk_9.pdf
Wed, Nov 12 Student Lab 8 Presentations: Intro & simulation Chap 12: Sec 12.4 & 12.5
Fri, Nov 14 Sample data systems: Ideal sampling, data reconstruction   Chap 12: Sec 12.6 to 12.8
13 Mon, Nov 17 Pulse Transfer function Hwk_10.pdf

Chap 13: Sec 13.2 & 13.3
Wed, Nov 19 Digital control systems: Stability and Mapping s to z Pulse_TF_example3.m
Mapping_s_to_z_domain(ppt, pdf)
Chap 13: Sec 13.4 & 13.5
Fri, Nov 21 Digital control systems: root locus and the Bilinear transform A root locus example (ppt, pdf)
Chap 13: Sec 13.7 to 13.9
14 Mon, Nov 24 Digital control systems: RH-test and Bode Hwk_11.pdf
A Routh-Hurwizt example(ppt, pdf)
Chap 13: Sec 13.11 & 13.12
Wed, Nov 26 -- Thanksgiving Holiday --    
Fri, Nov 28 -- Thanksgiving Holiday --    
15 Mon, Dec 01 Digital control systems: Lead / Lag digital_Lead_design (ppt, pdf)
Chap 13: Sec 13.13
Wed, Dec 03 Open Lecture Soln_11.pdf Chap 13: Sec 13.14
Fri, Dec 05 Study day    
16 Thur, Dec. 11 Final Exam
10:15am – 12:15 in KEC 131

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