Summer 2021 - MSE 381 D100

Feedback Control Systems (4)

Class Number: 1450

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 11, 2021
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    MSE 280 (or ENSC 380).

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

This course is an introduction to the analysis, design, and applications of continuous time linear control systems. Topics include transfer function representation of open and closed loop systems, time domain specifications and steady state error, sensitivity analysis, time and frequency response, and stability criteria. It includes a treatment of methods for the analysis of control systems based on the root locus, Bode plots and Nyquist criterion, and their use in the design of PID, and lead-lag compensation. Lab work is included in this course. Students with credit for ENSC 383 or SEE 342 may not take MSE 381 for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

As above.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

The main goal of the course is to provide the students with basic tools in modeling, analysis, and design for linear feedback control systems. Students will learn how to model mechanical, electrical, and electromechanical systems as differential equations and transfer functions. The analysis in this course includes the stability of open-loop and closed-loop systems, time responses, and frequency responses of low order systems. The design methods are divided into root-locus techniques and frequency response techniques using Bode plots for designing PID and lead/lag controllers. Students will also learn how to apply control theory to real engineering problems with Matlab/Simulink and through laboratory exercises.

Grading

  • Final 40%
  • Midterm 25%
  • Quizzes 10%
  • Project 15%
  • Lab 10%

NOTES:

This grading scheme is tentative. The instructor reserves the right to change the scheme.

REQUIREMENTS:

Students need to know MATLAB programming well. Familiarity with MATLAB Control Toolbox is an asset.

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2021

Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses.  Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).