Sensor and Control Technology
|Bachelor of Engineering
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Taking the course in advance? See the courses during the academic year 2023-2024.
The course provides the students an understanding of the essentials of control with practical instructions to the basic fundamental concepts of feedback theory. The course will help the students to gain a basic understanding of system behavior, control system components and implementation. The course will also demonstrate the use of sensors in different control system application. After completing the course, the student will be able to describe and analyze dynamic control systems and feedback controls mathematically and understand how to use computer simulation programs to analyze and solve control problems. He/She can describe the main principles and features of basic control algorithms, and he/she can select sensors for control applications. The student is able to tell about the importance of control technology to the local energy industry, and he/she can design and implement a dynamic control system.
135 h, which contains 50 h of scheduled contact studies.
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.
Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses
Basics of Mathematical Software, Differential Equations and Series, Basics of Embedded Systems
Closed loop Systems and their models, Dynamic Behavior of System Components, Analysis of Feedback Systems, Design of feedback systems. Sensor types and their applications. Use of MATLAB and Simulink analysis and simulation of control systems. Use of Arduino or similar embedded system to implement and test simple control algorithms.
Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools
Text book: Essentials of Control. J. Schwarzenback. Material prepared by the teacher.
Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, assignments, laboratory exercises and possibility of doing a project in a group (Max 3 students)
Grade 5: Student is able to use combinations of the methods taught on the course, also in other contexts.
Grade 3: Student can independently apply the methods taught on the course.
Grade 1: Student can by following instructions use the methods taught on the course.
Home assignments, projects, laboratory exercises, an examination.