Control of Automated Systems

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Course No: MECH.3230-011; SIS Class Nbr: 2914; SIS Term: 3240
Course Status: Open Added 2/24/23

Course Description

Control of various elements of automated and cyber-physical systems. Course topics include: introduction to modeling in continuous and discrete time, ordinary differential and difference equations, transfer functions, noise modeling and digital filtering, introduction to feedback control, and PID controller design and tuning. Course will also include discussion of case studies related to the security, stability, safety, reliability, and ethics of automated systems, with focus on diagnostics and prognostics. This course will rely on project-based learning to evaluate outcomes.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: MECH.3210 Kinematics of Mechanisms, with grade of 'C-' or higher.
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Jonathan de Alderete
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When Offered & Tuition

  • M,W-Th | 3:30 PM-5:50 PM EDT
  • Summer 2023: May 15 to Jun 28
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1020
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

Friday Class Meetings for Live Online and On-Campus Courses

Unless otherwise noted above

  • Summer Start I M/W classes begin on Monday May 15 and include 3 FRIDAYS: May 19, June 2 and June 16 at the regularly scheduled hours.
  • Summer Start I T/Th classes begin on Tuesday, May 16 and include 2 FRIDAYS: May 26 and June 9 at the regularly scheduled hours.
  • Summer Start II M/W classes begin on Wednesday, July 5 and include 2 FRIDAYS: July 7 and July 21 at the regularly scheduled hours.
  • Summer Start II T/Th classes begin on Tuesday, July 6 and include 3 FRIDAYS: July 14, July 28 and August 4 at the regularly scheduled hours.

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