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Lab Grading Criteria And Files

Announcements: For lab 4 to 6, group A and B will have different deadlines for prelabs and reports. The assignment names on Gradescope will be different for group A and B. You should submit your assignment to the one with your group name.

For fall 2020, prelabs are due at 5:00 PM on Gradescope on Monday of the week when you have labs. (note: there is no prelab 0.) Lab reports are due at the start of the your next lab session, on Gradescope. Gradescope entry code: MZEDJR

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 18)

Stabilizing the
Reaction Wheel Pendulum

More supplementary materials can be found in Box: ECE 486 lab Box link

TAs & Office Hours

Yu Mao: office hour: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Mondays, 3077 ECEB; yumao4@illinois.edu; Office hour Zoom link

Usman Ahmed Syed: , AB4&AB6, usyed3@illinois.edu; Lab hour Zoom link

Yinai Fan: , AB2&AB3, yfan17@illinois.edu;Lab hour Zoom link


Fall 2020: ECE 486 Lab Schedule

Week Lab Group
Aug. 24 No Labs
Aug. 31 Lab 0* All
Sep. 7 Lab 1* All
Sep. 14 Lab 2* All
Sep. 21 Lab 3* All
Sep. 28 Lab 4 A**
Oct. 5 Lab 4 B**
Oct. 12 Lab 5 A
Oct. 19 Lab 5 B
Oct. 26 Make up week
Nov. 2 Lab 6 A
Nov. 9 Lab 6 B
Nov. 16 Final Project I All
Nov. 23 Spring Break!
Nov. 30 Final Project II All
Dec. 7 Final Project III All

* Group A meets the first 90 min, group B meets the last 90 min;
**Group partition will be decided before lab 0 for fall 2020.


Fall 2020: ECE 486 Weekly Schedule for ECEB 3077

Time Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri
9:00 am   AB2 AB5 AB4  
10:00 am   AB2 AB5 AB4  
11:00 am   AB2 AB5 AB4  
12:00 pm          
1:00 pm          
2:00 pm   AB3 AB6 AB1  
3:00 pm   AB3 AB6 AB1  
4:00 pm   AB3 AB6 AB1  
5:00 pm          
6:00 pm          

 

 

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