EECS 160A Introduction to Control Systems (2015-2016)

EECS 160A Introduction to Control Systems

(Required for EE.)
Catalog Data:

EECS 160A Introduction to Control Systems (Credit Units: 4) Modeling, stability, and specifications of feedback control systems. Root locus, Bode plots, Nyquist criteria, and state-space methods for dynamic analysis and design. Corequisite: EECS160LA. Prerequisite: EECS10 or MAE10; EECS 150, EECS170B and EECS170LB. Electrical Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. . (Design units: 2)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0136019695.

Recommended Textbook:
Keyue M. Smedley
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC a, EAC b, EAC k.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Model a physical system using Laplace transfer functions. (EAC a)

2. Present and analyze control systems using block diagrams. (EAC a)

3. Predict system dynamic response for the transfer functions (zeros/poles) (EAC a)

4. Design a system according to pole/zero or Routh tabulation. (EAC b)

5. Design PID control. (EAC b)

6. Sketch robot locus. (EAC b)

7. Design controller using root locus. (EAC b)

8. Read and draw bode plot. (EAC a)

9. Design lead compensator and lag compensator. (EAC b, EAC k)

Prerequisites by Topic

Understanding of signal and systems and electronic circuits.

Lecture Topics:
  • Dynamic Models
  • Dynamic Responses
  • Basic Properties of Feedback Systems
  • The Root-locus Design Method
  • The Frequency-response Design Method
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

MATLAB 2009. Control System Toolbox. Computer lab with MATLAB is requested for the first 3 weeks of class discussion.

Laboratory Projects:
  • Introduction to Control System Emulator
  • Solving Differential Equations with an Control system Emulator
  • DC Motor Modeling and Velocity Control
  • Experiment in Setting the PID Controller
  • Root-Locus Verification
  • Identification of an Unknown Process
Professional Component

Contributes toward the Electrical Engineering Topics Courses and Major Design experience.

Design Content Description

The homework assignments include many design problems, such as physical system modeling, dynamic system analysis, and controller design using frequency domain or root locus design methods.

Lectures: 60%
Laboratory Portion: 40%
Grading Criteria:
  • Home work: 10%
  • Midterm exam: 40%
  • Final exam: 50%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 3.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 1.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 2.0 credit units

August 6, 2014
Senate Approved:
April 29, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr