ECE Course Syllabus

ECE3550 Course Syllabus


Feedback Control Systems (3-0-3)

ECE 2040 [min C]


Catalog Description
Analysis and design of control systems. Laplace transforms, transfer functions, and stability. Feedback systems: tracking and disturbance rejection. Graphical design techniques.

Franklin, Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems (8th edition), Prentice Hall, 2018. ISBN 9780134685717 (required)

Topical Outline
1.	Continuous-Time Systems (4 weeks)

   a.	Basic Concepts
      i.	Excitation from External Energy Sources and Internal Energy Storage
      ii.	Zero-State Response and Zero-Input Response

   b.	Review of Laplace Transform
      i.	Pairs and Properties
      ii.	Partial Fraction Expansion

   c.	Differential Equations
      i.	Input-Output Representation
      ii.	Solution by Transform Techniques

   d.	Systems Modeling from Physical Principles
      i.	Electric Circuits
      ii.	Mechanical Systems 
      iii.	Electromechanical Systems 
      iv.	Heat and Fluid-Flow systems

   e.	System Stability
      i.	External (BIBO) Stability, Stability of Zero-State Response, Poles
      ii.	Internal Stability, Stability of Zero-Input Response, Modes
      iii.	Routh-Hurwitz Criterion

2.	Feedback Control Systems (11 weeks)

   a.	Basic Concepts
      i.	Unity-Feedback Configuration
      ii.	PID, Lag and Lead Compensators
      iii.	Effects of Feedback
      iv.	Performance Criteria for Design

   b.	Fundamentals of Control Systems Design
      i.	Tracking of a Reference Signal
      ii.	Disturbance Rejection
      iii.	Sensitivity Reduction

   c.	The Root-Locus Design Method
      i.	Root Locus Plots
      ii.	Desired Pole Region
      iii.	Dynamic Compensation
      iv.	Design Examples

   d.	The Frequency-Response Design Method
      i.	Nyquist Stability Criterion
      ii.	Bode Plots and Stability Margins
      iii.	Dynamic Compensation
      iv.	Design Examples