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ERE100 - Automatic control
Owner: TDATA
4,0 Credits (ECTS 6)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A
Department: 0739 - Signaler och system E

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0188 Examination 3,0 c Grading: TH   3,0 c   13 Dec 2003 pm M,  17 Apr 2004 pm M,  19 Aug 2004 pm M
0288 Laboratory 1,0 c Grading: UG   1,0 c    

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The purpose of the course is to give knowledge and proficiency in:
- deviving mathematical models of technical systems
- the possibilities and limitations of feedback systems
- the applications of basic analysis and synthesis control methods


Introduction: Examples of control problems, dynamic systems, open and closed loop control, compensation of disturbances, servo functions.

Dynamic models: Transfer functions, block diagrams, transient and frequency analysis, Bode plots. Principles of construction of dynamic models for technical systems. State space models, nonlinearities, linearisation.

Analysis of feedback systems: Stability, the Nyquist criterion, stability margins, sensitivity. Performance and accuracy, transient and stationary performances, specification in the time and frequency domains.

Design of control systems: Fundamental principles of controller design, possibilities and limitations depending on interference between different frequency areas. Design of PI and PID controllers, cascade- and feedforward control.

Implementation: Brief theory of discrete-time systems, digital implementation based on analogue design.

Laboratory sessions: Tuning of a PID controller for a tank process, application exercises on computer using MATLAB.


B Lennartson: Reglerteknikens grunder, Studentlitteratur 2002.


Written examination, approved laboratory lessons and hand-in exercises.

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