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Discrete-Time Control Systems ELEX 8180

Electrical and Computer Engineering Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

Model structure selection, noise and disturbance models, system identification- maximum likelihood, least squares, instrumental variables, correlation and frequency domain methods. Controller design in discrete time- z-transform, PID control, polynomial and state space methods, observers, LQR methods, cascade control, feedforward, selector control, gain scheduling, sampling, anti-aliasing and reconstruction, discrete equivalents of continuous time controllers, dead time compensation, nonlinearities, introduction to multivariable methods. Lab component includes identification and real time control of various processes, graphical user interface design and logic programming using Stateflow software.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$726.00

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of ELEX 8180 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 63903

Duration

Tue Apr 23 - Tue Jul 23 (14 weeks)

  • 14 weeks
  • CRN 63903
  • Domestic fees $726.00
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 23 - Jul 23 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 1025
Instructor

Gino Carrese

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$726.00

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. Labs to be scheduled outside of class hours on a schedule to be determined on the first day of class. Registrants who are not BTech Electronics students must have departmental approval. Please contact Katie Howard at 604-432-8237 or khoward18@bcit.ca for more information or to be placed on a waitlist if the course is full. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current in your myBCIT account.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Select appropriate model structures and noise model structures for a control model.
  • Implement off line and real time system identification algorithms such as least squares, instrumental variable methods and maximum likelihood methods and frequency domain and correlation methods.
  • Describe various controller tuning methods.
  • Map continuous time models to the discrete domain and vice versa.
  • Describe the effect of sampling on control.
  • Implement PID, state space, frequency domain, polynomial and LQR design methods for single input, single output control systems.
  • Design continuous and discrete time deterministic state observers and Kalman filters.
  • Implement selector control to deal with limits.
  • Design a cascade control system.
  • Apply feedforward in a control design.
  • Implement dead time compensation control designs.
  • Design anti-aliasing filters and describe the effect of aliasing and folding .
  • Implement signal reconstruction algorithms.
  • Describe methods to deal with nonlinearities in a control system.
  • Describe some methods to deal with multivariable control systems.
  • Implement logic programming using state machine diagrams.
  • Use modern software to implement graphical user interfaces.
  • Implement real time control using rapid prototyping tools.

Effective as of Winter 2007

Related Programs

Discrete-Time Control Systems (ELEX 8180) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Electronics
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time

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