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ECE 486: Control Systems
Spring 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: TBA)

Stabilizing the
Reaction Wheel Pendulum

Office Hours

Yinai Fan, office hours: 12pm - 2pm Wednesdays, 3077 ECEB;

Zhenghe Shangguan, office hours: 2pm - 4pm Fridays, 3077 ECEB;

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


Spring 2017: ECE 486 Lab Schedule

Week Lab Group
Jan. 16 No Labs
Jan. 23 Lab 0 All
Jan. 30 Lab 1* All
Feb. 6 Lab 2* All
Feb. 13 Lab 3* All
Feb. 20 Lab 4 A**
Feb. 27 Lab 4 B**
Mar. 6 Lab 5 A
Mar. 13 Lab 5 B
Mar. 20 Springbreak!
Mar. 27 Final Project I All
Apr. 3 Lab 6 A
Apr. 10 Lab 6 B
Apr. 17 Final Project II All
Apr. 24 Final Project III All
May 1 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)


Spring 2017: Weekly Schedule for ECEB 3077

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

*†ECE 486 has exclusive use of ECEB 3077 in Spring 2017