Introduction to the design of feedback compensation to improve the transient and steady-state performance of systems. Course covers modeling techniques, root locus analysis and design, Nyquist criterion, and frequency domain compensation.
Why take this course?
These courses form the basis of control system design. They build on the general system background introduced in ECE 3704 and develop in detail the area of system analysis concerned with control systems.
C- or better in 3704
The following material from 3704 is required for 4405.
Transfer functions/System representation
Block diagram analysis
Major Measurable Learning Objectives
model controlled systems in continuous time;
analyze control systems using root locus and frequency domain techniques;
design compensators for improved transient and steady-state performance of the closed-loop system.
Percentage of Course
Introduction to Control Systems; Transfer Functions, Block Diagrams, Stability