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Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET)

EMET 410 Automated Control Systems (4) Introduction to analog feedback control theory and computer simulation and analysis using Matlab; laboratory study of feedback systems.

EMET 410 Automated Control Systems (4)

Automated Control Systems is a required course for senior-level students in the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET) baccalaureate degree program. The main goal of the course is to teach students the concepts of automated control by coupling theory, industrial practices, and appropriate laboratory activities. The course demonstrates that physical processes can be represented by differential equations and hence, Laplace transforms. It teaches students how to measure and modify a system’s performance in a variety of ways as well as how to make use of time-domain techniques, root locus and Bode plots. Improving student communication skills is also a goal of this course.

The specific EMET program outcomes addressed by the course are:
• Students will readily recognize the availability of and be able to apply electrical, fluid and mechanical analogues for use in system models.
• In laboratory exercises, students will correctly design and test control systems as applied to integrated electrical and mechanical systems.
• Students will develop linear, constant coefficient, ordinary differential equations from electromechanical system models, and solve them using Laplace transform techniques.
• Students will correctly analyze and design analog control systems to meet performance requirements by using computer tools to perform root locus, frequency domain, and time domain analysis and design.
• Students will correctly design and test analog control systems, including proportional, integral and derivative (PID) feedback control and other compensators in laboratory exercises. This includes tuning PID controllers.



General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: MATH 211 orMATH 250 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:EMET 330
Concurrent: EMET 330

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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