1. At the end of this course, students will be able to model a physical system and express its internal dynamics and input-output relationships by means of block diagrams and transfer functions.
- SLO1-1: Ability to identify the components and the inputs of a system.
- SLO1-2: Ability to model the components of a system as linear elements and to write the constitutive and connectivity equations for them.
- SLO1-3: Ability to draw block diagrams and to obtain transfer functions.
2. At the end of this course, students will know the basic control architectures (OL, FB, FB+FF) and also know how to generate and why to use the basic FB control actions (P, PD, PI, PID).
- SLO2-1: Basic knowledge about OL, FB, and FB+FF control architectures and ability to choose one of them suitably for a specified task.
- SLO2-2: Knowledge of the effects produced by P, PD, PI, and PID control actions and ability to choose one of them suitably for a specified task.
- SLO2-3: Ability to adjust the parameters of a PID controller and to construct one if necessary.
3. At the end of this course, students will know the relationships between the parameters of a control system and its stability, accuracy, transient behavior, tracking ability, disturbance rejection ability, and parameter sensitivity.
- SLO3-1: Ability to identify the parameters that the system is sensitive to.
- SLO3-2: Ability to check stability of a system and to find parameter ranges for a desired degree of stability.
- SLO3-3: Ability to determine the effect of a control action and its parameters on the accuracy.
- SLO3-4: Ability to determine the effect of a control action and its parameters on the transient response.
4. At the end of this course, students will know how to determine the control parameters for low-order systems in a compromising way under the time response requirements of accuracy, relative stability, and speed of response.
- SLO4-1: Ability to decide on a compromise between conflicting requirements.
- SLO4-2: Ability to design a P, PD, PI, or PID controller based on the transient and steady state response criteria.
5. At the end of this course, students will be able to determine the frequency response of a control system and use it to evaluate or adjust the relative stability, speed of response, tracking accuracy, and noise rejection ability of the system by means of the Bode plots of amplitude ratio and phase angle variations.
- SLO5-1: Ability to determine the amplitude ratio and the phase shift between the input and output sinusoids.
- SLO5-2: Ability to relate the amplitude ratio and the phase angle variations to the time response of the system.
- SLO5-3: Ability to determine the control parameters to satisfy the requirements on the frequency response.