The BRADLEY DEPARTMENT of ELECTRICAL and COMPUTER ENGINEERING

ECE 4406 Control Systems | ECE | Virginia Tech

Undergraduate PROGRAMS

Course Information

Description

Extension of the techniques of 4405 to systems controlled by digital compensators. Course covers discrete-time modeling of continuous-time systems, discrete-time redesign of continuous controllers, root-locus compensation, frequency domain compensation, and advanced toics in digital control.

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.

Prerequisites

C- or better in 4405

Major Measurable Learning Objectives

  • 1. Model controlled systems in discrete time.
  • 2. Redesign continuous-time compensators for discrete time.
  • 3. Design and analyze discrete-time compensators using root locus and frequency domain techniques.

Course Topics

Topic

Percentage of Course

1. Introduction to Digital Control 5%
2. Review of Z-transforms 10%
3. Discrete-Time System Models 10%
4. Digital Redesign Methods 15%
5. Analysis and Design in Z-domain a. Root locus b. Frequency response design c. Direct design 30%
6. Advanced Topics - topics such as sample rate selection, system identification, controller implementation, state-space design methods, design case studies, etc. will be covered based on faculty and student interests 30%