EECS 160LA Control Systems I Laboratory (2013-2014)

EECS 160LA Control Systems I Laboratory

(Required for EE.)
Catalog Data:

EECS 160LA Control Systems I Laboratory (Credit Units: 1) Laboratory accompanying EECS 160A. Corequisite: EECS160A. Electrical Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. (Design units: 1)

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

Recommended Textbook:

Franklin, G., Powell, J. D., & Emami-Naeini, A., Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems, Prentice Hall, latest edition.

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

1. Use the electronic instruments to perform control system analysis and measurement. (EAC a, EAC b)

2. Model some electrical and mechanical systems. (EAC a, EAC b)

3. Design control loop and test it. (EAC b)

4. Describe root locus method and frequency domain design methods. (EAC a, EAC b)

Prerequisites by Topic

Understanding of signal and systems and electronic circuits.

Lecture Topics:

Description of the instruments and experiments.

Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Use of computer to write the lab report and need MATLAB/SIMULINK for analysis.

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

Laboratory experimental studies of control systems and design verification.

Lectures: 10%
Laboratory Portion: 90%
Grading Criteria:
  • Pre lab: 30%
  • Lab report: 70%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 1.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 1.0 credit units

October 1, 2014
Senate Approved:
April 29, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr