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Electronic Control Systems

Course Number: EET 273
Transcript Title: Electronic Control Systems
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: August 15, 2014
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 20
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 30
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Fee: $105

Prerequisites

EET 222

Course Description

Covers electronic control systems, open-loop and closed-loop, proportional, integral, derivative, PI, and PID control modes, power control devices, relays, transistors, thyristors, and sensors. Includes temperature control, DC motor control, and stepper motor control. Includes lab exercises in temperature control and motor control circuits. Prerequisite: EET 222. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Use transfer functions to predict the correct operation of control systems.
  2. Operate, troubleshoot, and evaluate the performance of basic open loop and closed loop control systems.
  3. Operate and troubleshoot switch mode power supplies, converters, and motor drives.
  4. Understand the use of the microprocessor and microcontroller in control systems.
  5. Understand the PID control system.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment methods are to be determined by the instructor.  Typically, in class exams and quizzes, and homework assignments will be used.  Lab work is typically assessed by a lab notebook, formal lab reports, performance of experiments, and possibly a lab exam.

Course Activities and Design

Concepts and theories presented in class are demonstrated in the laboratory. Lab experiments are synchronized with the lectures.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Signal Conditioning, transmission, and interface circuits.
  • Switches, relays, and power semiconductors.
  • Position, angular velocity, and temperature sensors.
  • Feedback Control Principles: on-off, proportional, integral, and derivative control modes.
  • Analog PID controllers.
  • Control system performance criteria.
  • Permanent-magnet motors, DC motor control circuits, brushless DC motors, stepper motors