14:332:415 Introduction to Automatic Control Theory

Course Catalog Description: The theory of automatically controlled systems and their dynamic behavior.

Credits and contact hours: 3 credits; 1 hour and 20-minute session, twice a week, every week.

Pre-Requisite courses: 14:332:345

Co-Requisite courses: None

Topics Covered:

  • System analysis tools such as LaPlace transforms, transfer function from system equations
  • General modeling of dynamic systems
  • Transient analysis
  • Performance criteria, specifications
  • Stability concept, Routh-Hurwitz Criterion
  • Nyquist Criterion, Derivation, Examples
  • Root Locus Method
  • Examples, Midterm Examination
  • Compensation Techniques involving root locus.
  • Nichols and Halls chart, compensation examples
  • Bode plots, compensation examples
  • Introduction to sampled data systems
  • Stability criterion, bilinear transformation
  • Introduction to state space analysis; concepts of stability controllability and observability

Textbook: Dorf, Modern Control Systems, Prentice Hall.

Other supplemental material: Ogata, Modern Control Engineering, Prentice Hall.