Dr. Aman Behal

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Title: Linear Control Systems EEL 3657, Section 1

Schedule: Tu/Th, 2:00P - 3:50P

Location: HEC 118

Instructor: Aman Behal

Office 1: Research Pavilion, Room #406, 407-882-2820

Office 2: HEC Room 435, 407-823-3276

Office Hours: Continuous over email, office visit by appointment

Email: abehal@ucf.edu

Textbook:  Modern Control Engineering, Ogata, Prentice-Hall, 5th ed.

Assignments and Tests:

Handouts:

Course Outline:

Brief overview of Linear Differential Equations (LDEs), Modeling with LDEs, Laplace transforms and Properties, Solving LDEs with Laplace transforms, Linearization of Nonlinear Models, Transfer Functions and Block Diagrams (Chapters 1-3); Transient Response of 1st and 2nd order systems, Transient Specifications, Automatic Control through Feedback, Sensitivity, Types of Feedback, Phase Lead and Phase Lag with Sinusoids, Steady-State Errors and Type 0/1/2/3 systems, Stability and Instability, Routh Criterion (Chapters 4-5); Root Locus, Bode Diagrams, Nyquist Stability Criterion, Design of Compensators (Lead, Lag, Lead/Lag) (Chapters 6-8).

Learning Objectives:

• What is automatic control?
• Why do we like feedback?
• Given a system, build a dynamic model, obtain transfer function
• Be able to understand transient and steady-state specifications
• Be able to design compensators to achieve these specs

Homeworks and Tests:

• Three exams @ 25% each
• Eight Homeworks homeworks @ 25% total

## An explanation of the method used to determine the course grade:

• Letter grading is NOT based on absolute numerical points, it is based on your performance relative to class average
• The average letter grade will be between B and C; average letter grade could go higher if class average numerical score is high. Bins would be made on the high side of the average to accommodate equal # of students in each bin (say x/bin) all the way up to A. Students below average would be put in x-size bins also all the way to D and below if any.

Tentative dates for all tests and other major components of course work:

• Mid-terms (1st week of June, 1st week of July)
• Final (See schedule)
• Assignments (assigned during the semester with due date for each posted on the course webpage and announced in class)

Homework collection policy: Homework will be given about once each week and would be due a week after that. On the due day, homework will be due at the beginning of class. No late submissions allowed unless there is a verifiable emergency or instructor permission has been obtained in advance. Assignments may require use of Matlab.

Contact information for the course instructor:  I have an open door policy. If I am available and there are no urgent deadlines, I will see you. However, you may have to track me down to one of my offices. Best way to reach me is on email, I respond very quickly.