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ECE 486: Control Systems
Fall 2017

Lab Grading Criteria and Files

PINNED Lab Syllabus: Click to download (PDF file)

Prelabs are always due in dropbox 3077 ECEB, on Monday of the week when you have labs. (note: there is no prelab 0.)

Grade Rubric Files Report Templates
05% Lab 0 Matlab 0
Matlab 1
LabReport0.m, controllerlab0.mdl, StepResponseMetrics.m

Intro to Matlab & Equipment
(.doc,†.docx)

07% Lab 1 Analog Computer Manual (pdf)
Visio: Analog Comp. & Wires
Op Amp Tutorial (doc)
ShockAbsorbers.nb

Simulation Using the Analog Computer
(.tex,†.doc,†.docx)

08% Lab 2 Making Time Domain Estimates (See also an advanced estimation example in Lab 5 below)

Digital Simulation
(.tex,†.doc,†.docx)

10% Lab 3 Prelab Template†(.doc)(.docx)

Digital Simulation of
a Closed Loop System (a DC Motor)
(.tex,†.doc,†.docx)

15% Lab 4 Ch 4.5-6, Automatic Control,
prelab file, wiring diagrams

Introduction to DC Motor
(.tex,†.doc,†.docx)

15% Lab 5 wiring diagrams, Prelab Template†(.doc)(.docx), estimation example (you may need it for Table 4, Lab 5 report)

PD Control Using Analog
Computer and Windows Target
(.tex, .doc,†.docx)

15% Lab 6 35670A DSA Datasheet,
DSA notes (pdf)

Lead Controller Design
(.tex, .doc,†.docx)

25% Project Overview
Packet (pdf) (word)
*please do not print these in the lab
Part3 m-file
Prelab Template†(.doc)(.docx) (Due: Nov 27)

Stabilizing the
Reaction Wheel Pendulum

Office Hours

Yinai Fan: 11am - 12pm Mondays, 3077 ECEB;

Khaled Alshehri: 12pm - 1pm Mondays, 3077 ECEB;

Philip Pare: 1pm - 2pm Mondays, 3077 ECEB;

Zhenghe Shangguan: 2pm - 3pm Mondays, 3077 ECEB;

YŁn Han: 3pm - 5pm Mondays, 3077 ECEB.


Fall 2017: ECE 486 Lab Schedule

Week Lab Group
Aug. 28 No Labs
Sep. 4 Lab 0 All
Sep. 11 Lab 1* All
Sep. 18 Lab 2* All
Sep. 25 Lab 3* All
Oct. 2 Lab 4 A**
Oct. 9 Lab 4 B**
Oct. 16 Lab 5 A
Oct. 23 Lab 5 B
Oct. 30 Final Project I All
Nov. 6 Lab 6 A
Nov. 13 Lab 6 B
Nov. 20 Thanksgiving!
Nov. 27 Final Project II All
Dec. 4 Final Project III All
Dec. 11 Final Project IV All

*†Group A meets the first 90 min, group B meets the last 90 min;
**Group partition will be decided at the beginning of Lab 0. (Fun facts about lab pairing-up)


Fall 2017: Weekly Schedule for ECEB 3077

Time Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri
9:00 am
10:00 am
11:00 am ECE 486
12:00 pm ECE 486* ECE 486 ECE 486 ECE 446**
1:00 pm ECE 486 ECE 486 ECE 486 ECE 446
2:00 pm ECE 486 ECE 486 ECE 486 ECE 446
3:00 pm ECE 486 ECE 486 ECE 486 ECE 446
4:00 pm ECE 486 ECE 486 ECE 486 ECE 446
5:00 pm ECE 486 ECE 486 ECE 446
6:00 pm

* ECE 486 will share ECEB 3077 with ECE 446 in Fall 2017;
**Also there are "open lab times" for ECE 446, 6pm - 9pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. It means those who are in ECE 446 have priorities of using 3077 ECEB during "open lab times".