ME 480 Control Systems and Mechatronics
A study of the basic principles and modes of operation of automatic control systems intended to familiarize students with the concepts and design of feedback control systems. The effect of closed-loop classical control on the transient response, error, stability, and frequency response of dynamic systems is investigated. Digital control theory is introduced. Laboratory work includes the use of programmable logic controllers to implement Boolean logic and the analytical and experimental study of closed-loop control systems implemented using operational amplifiers, as well as DC motors, stepper motors, transistor-based motor drive circuits, and AC circuits.