EE 443, Intermediate Control Theory

Course number and name: EE 443, Intermediate Control Theory

Credits and contact hours: 3 credits, 3 class hours, 3 lab hours

Specific course information:

  • Brief description of the content of the course:
    • Modeling of dynamical systems via differential equations, transfer functions, and state-space methods. Performance, characterization, and behavior of linear feedback-systems. Design of various types of control schemes to meet performance specifications.
  • Prerequisites or Co-requisites:
    • Prerequisite: EE 341 (Signals and Linear Systems)
    • Co-requisites: None
  • Indicate whether a required or elective course in the program:
    • Selected Elective for Electrical Engineering

Specific goals for the course:

  • Specific Outcomes addressed by the course:
    • Students will learn fundamentals of feedback control theory of continuous control systems, and be familiar with mapping methods from the continuous to the discrete domain.
    • Students will learn how to analyze and design continuous control systems using time and frequency domain techniques
  • Student Outcomes addressed by the course:
    • This course is not directly used as part of the electrical engineering departmentís student learning outcomes assessment program.

Brief list of topics to be covered:

  • Introduction to Feedback Control
  • Dynamic Systems
  • Dynamic Response
  • A first analysis of a feedback system
  • Transfer function of a feedback system
  • The Root-locus control design method
  • The Frequency-response control design method
  • State Space analysis and design of dynamic systems