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Important Dates

October 7 - Midterm 1

  • In class, open book, open notes

Material covered:

  • Modeling using Euler Lagrange
  • Transfer function models of linear time-invariant systems
  • State space models of linear time-invariant system
  • Design specifications

November 11 - Midterm 2

  • In class, open book, open notes

Material covered:

  • Design using PID
  • Design using loopshaping

December 8 - Labs

  • All labs must be passed off by December 8 to pass the class

December 15 - Final Exam

The scheduled date for the final exam is Thursday, December 15, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For the final exam you will be given a picture of a simple physical system and you will be asked to:

  1. Develop a (nonlinear) mathematical model and implement in Simulink,
  2. Develop transfer function and state space representations of the system,
  3. Develop reasonable design specifications based on the physical constraints,
  4. Design and implement in Simulink a PID controller to meet the specifications,
  5. Design and implement in Simulink a loopshaping controller to meet the specifications,
  6. Design and implement in Simulink an observer based controller to meet the specifications.

A practice exam based on one of the homework case studies will be handed out several weeks before the final.

The exam will be closed book, closed notes, closed internet, and time limited (three hours).

You will be given a computer with Matlab/Simulink and MS Word loaded.