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Republic of the Philippines

MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITY


Iligan Institute of Technology
Tibanga, Iligan City
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Department of Electrical/ Electronics and Communications / Computer Engineering
Syllabus for EE 179

I. Course Title LINEAR CONTROL SYSTEMS

II. Course Number EE 179

III. Course Description


Analysis of linear control systems; control systems components, block diagrams,
transfer functions; flow graphs; bode and polar plots; frequency response; state variables;
state diagrams; types of controllers; system stability.

IV. Unit Credits: 3 units


Number of Units for Lecture: 3 units lecture
Number of Contact Hours per week : 3 hours lec
Hours/Weeks: 54 hours/18 weeks

Prerequisite: Electronics Circuit II (EE 173), Electrical Circuits 3 (EE 133)

V. Course Objectives:
The aims of this course are:
1. To make the student understand the principles and the use of feedback control
systems through many example systems;
2. To introduce a variety of techniques to analyze linear systems which are used in
control engineering, signal processing, and communications;
3. To develop the student’s familiarity & competence in modeling, analyzing and
designing feedback control systems, employing both analytical and numerical
techniques;
4. To extend the student’s ability to apply system analysis and problem solving skills
to other branches of engineering.

VI. Course Content Outline


1. Introduction to Control Systems
2. Modeling in the Frequency Domain
3. Modeling in the Time Domain
4. Time Response
5. Reduction of Multiple Subsystems
6. Stability
7. Steady-State Errors
8. Root Locus Technique
9. Design Via Root Locus
10. Frequency Response Techniques

Course Contents
1. Introduction to Control Systems
 Control System Applications
 A brief History
 Describing control Systems
 Open-loop versus Closed-loop

2. Modeling in the Frequency Domain


 The Laplace Transform
 The transfer function of linear systems
 Electric Network transfer functions
 Translational Mechanical system transfer function
 Rotational mechanical system transfer function
 Transfer functions for systems with gears
 Electromechanical system transfer functions

3. Modeling in the Time Domain


 The general state space representation
 Applying the state space representation
 Converting a transfer function to state space
 Converting from state space to a transfer function

4. Time Response
 Poles, Zeros, and system response
 First-order systems
 Second-order Systems
 Underdamped second order systems
 System response with additional poles
 System response with zeros

5. Reduction of Multiple Subsystems


 Block Diagrams
 Analysis and design of feedback control systems
 Signal-flow graph
 Mason’s Rule
 Signal-flow graphs of state equations

6. Stability
 Routh-Hurwitz criterion
 Routh-Hurwitz criterion: Special case
 Stability in state space

7. Steady-State Errors
 Steady-State error for unity feedback systems
 Static error constants and system type
 Steady-state error specifications
 Steady-state error for disturbances
 Steady-state error for nonunity feedback systems
 Sensitivity

8. Root Locus Technique


 Defining the root locus
 Properties of the root locus
 Sketching the root locus
 Transient response design via gain adjustment
 Root locus for positive feedback systems
 Pole sensitivity

9. Design Via Root Locus


 Improving Steady-State error via cascade compensation
 Improving transient response via cascade compensation
 Improving steady- state and transient response
 Feedback compensation

10. Frequency Response Techniques


 Asymptotic approximations: Bode Plots
 Introduction to the Nyquist criterion
 Sketching the Nyquist diagram
 Stability via the Nyquist diagram
 Gain margin and phase margin
 Stability via bode plots
 Relation between closed-loop transient and closed-loop frequency responses
 Relation between closed- and open-loop frequency responses
 Steady-state error characteristics from frequency response

Methodology: Lecture-Discussion

VII. GRADING SYSTEM

1. Long exam average 30%


2. Final exam 20%
3. Quizzes 15%
4. Simulation 15%
5. Project 20%

TOTAL 100%

Note: Mastery level adapted by the College is 70%.

VIII. REFERENCES:
Nise, Norman S., “Control Systems Engineering”, 3rd edition, Wiley, 2000
Dorf, Richard C., Bishop, Robert H, “Modern Control Systems”, 9th edition, Prentice
Hall, 2001
Ogata, Katsuhiko, “Solving Control Engineering Problems with MATLAB”, Prentice
Hall, 1994
Ogata, Katsuhiko, “Modern Control Engineering”, Prentice Hall, 2000