ECE 147C  CONTROL SYSTEMS DESIGN PROJECT/ ME 155C  CONTROL SYSTEMS LABORATORY MoWe, 9:30 10:45pm, Phelps 1444 


Syllabus  
The objective of this course is to provide students with the necessary knowledge to design, implement, and document a control engineering project. The course has three components: lectures, prepared laboratories (in the form of a project that is the same for all students), and a design project (specific to each group of students). The lectures and laboratories cover a range of special topics related to the practical implementation of control systems that are not covered in introductory control courses but that are likely to arise in the professional career of controls engineers. These include:
The course is heavily projectoriented and the students will be required to design, implement, document, and present a significant control systems project, which requires them to address the issues covered in the lectures. All laboratory work is done in groups of 23 students working together as teams that persist throughout the quarter. Prerequisites ECE147A or ME155A or equivalent. Open to all engineering majors. Course's web page All information relevant to the course will be continuously posted at the course's web page. The URL is http://www.ece.ucsb.edu/~hespanha/ece147cme155c/


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Academics 
Instructor João P. Hespanha email: hespanha@ece.ucsb.edu Office hours: Please email me in to schedule for an appointment. Teaching Assistant Andrew Herdering email: aherdering@ucsb.edu Office hours: TBA Assessment format: ME155C (3 units)
Assessment format: ECE147C (5 units)
Textbook The course will be based on the following notes. Please redownload the notes periodically, as I sometimes update the notes as the course progresses. Project The second half of the laboratory time is devoted to the final project. Possible projects include
The final project must make use of at least one or two out of the four topics taught in the lectures, which are Model Identification, Robust Control, LQG/LQR, Nonlinear Control. See due dates below… 
Deadlines  

Study Guide  
The following is a tentative schedule for the course. If revisions are needed they will be posted on the course's web page. The third column of the schedule contains the recommended reading for the topics covered on each class. Students are strongly encouraged to read these materials prior to the class.

Laboratory 
Schedule & Location: Schedule: Mon or Thu 69pm (weekly 3 hour laboratory sessions) Location: 3120A Harold Frank Hall (HFH) Description: There will be weekly laboratory sessions to complement the material covered in the lectures. A portion of the laboratory should be prepared before the lab session. Most laboratories will require the use of MATLAB/Simulink with the CONTROL SYSTEMS and IDENTIFICATION Toolboxes. The following document provides a general description of what the students are expected to do before and during the lab and it also serves as a template for the final lab report that will be turn in the middle of the quarter. The final project report (due at the end of the quarter) should also follow this basic template: See the Study Guide for an overview of the weekbyweek laboratory activities.

Homework Assignments  
