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Control and Instrumentation

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Paul White
Academic year

Module overview

This module covers topics in classical and modern control analysis and design with a focus on linear time invariant systems. Fundamental design and analysis in the time and frequency domain are reviewed and developed. The properties of discrete-time systems (computer control) are introduced and the fundamentals of digital control introduced. State-space control analysis and design methods are then explored, including multivariable control and disturbance rejection. As all systems are nonlinear to some extent, this module also introduces the analysis and design for nonlinear dynamical systems. The practical aspects of control design and its digital implementation are also discussed in this module.

The module aims to give the student a general overview of instrumentation systems, with particular emphasis on the integration of the various components in a system. There is an emphasis on system design, such that students can design a complete system, from an understating of the measurement requirement to the input to digital systems. It includes an introduction to digital signal processing. The module will require/assume a basic understanding of electronics, to include operational amplifiers and digital electronics.

To attend this module, students are expected to have learned and understood classical continuous-time control analysis and design that includes dynamical modelling, transient responses, stability and steady state error analysis and basic PID controller design.

Linked modules

Pre-requisites: FEEG2004 OR SESA3030