ECE 486 Course Brief
See the official PDF approved by the department.
- Dynamic models and dynamic response (4 weeks)
Modeling examples, differential equations, impulse response, transfer functions, poles and zeros, state space models, feedback.
- Root locus techniques (3 weeks)
Evans' root locus method, dynamic compensation.
- Frequency response techniques (5 weeks)
Bode plots, Nyquist stability criterion.
- State feedback design (2 weeks)
State space models, similarity transformations, controllability, linear pole placement, estimator design.
In the Media
Overview of Control Systems Laboratory (PDF, Engineering Outlook, Fall 1999)