This lab currently offers a course, *Control
Laboratory *(ECE 403), which is designed to give seniors in Electrical
Engineering the opportunity to apply the knowledge obtained from previous engineering
courses to the design and analysis of feedback control systems. It is
design-oriented and consists of design, analysis, construction, and testing of
electrical and electromechanical circuits and devices, and with various
applications of control theory. Two experiments on digital control are included
to help students understand the fundamentals of digital control. This should be
a motivation for them to take the follow-up course, *Digital Control Systems *(ECE
412).

Gang Tao ,
Professor of Electrical Engineering

Yu Liu , Ph.D. Student of
Electrical Engineering

- 5
Feedback 33-002 Analogue Fundamentals Trainers, including:

5 Feedback 33-110
Analogue Units

5 Feedback 33-100
Mechanical Units

5 Feedback 01-100
Power Supplies.

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5 Feedback 33-003
Digital Servo Fundamentals Trainers, including:

5 Feedback 33-120
Digital Units

3 Feedback MIC926
Computer interface cards

5 sets of supporting
software

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5 Dell PCs

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2 Gateway PCs

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6 Tektronix TDS 420 Four
Channel Digitizing Oscilloscopes

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6 Tektronix TM 5006A
Power Modules, containing

6 Tektronix DM 5110
Programmable Digital Multi-meters

6 Tektronix AFG 5101
Programmable Arbitrary/Function Generators

6 Tektronix PS 5010
Programmable Power Supplies.

- 1.
Servo System Basics

Learn to use the
Analogue Servo Fundamentals Trainer 33-002

Review the basic
properties of an op-amp and their applications.

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2. Motor and
Tachogenerator

Examine d.c. motor
properties

Study tachogenerator
functions.

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3. Position Control

Design position
feedback control systems for desired position tracking

Study the effect of
feedback gain on system performance.

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4. Velocity Feedback
Control

Design closed-loop
control systems with velocity feedback

Study methods to
reduce system tracking errors.

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5. Stability

Examine the behavior
of an unstable system and the causes of instability

Design a speed
regulating system.

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6. P, I, D Elements and
PD Control

Study the properties
of proportional (P), integral (I) and derivative(D) elements

Learn the concept of
proportional and derivative (PD) control

Design, build and
test differentiators and integrators using op-amps.

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7. PI Control

Learn the
proportional and integral (PI) control concept

Design and build a
PI controller

Study some
applications of PI control.

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8. PID Control

Learn the
proportional, derivative and integral (PID) control concept

Design and build a single-amplifier
PID control system.

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9. Frequency Response

Study the frequency
response method for evaluating system performance

Apply it to
compensation of a motor control system.

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10. Frequency Response
of PI, PID and Velocity Feedback

Investigate the
effect of PI, PID and velocity feedback by frequency response method.

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11. Digital Control
Fundamentals

Understand concepts
of digital control

Implement A/D, D/A,
digital control of speed and position.

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12. Digital PID Control

Design and implement
a digital PID controller for a DC motor

Evaluate the system
performance using frequency response.