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Module Title LI Microprocessors and Control Systems
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Elec, Elec & Sys Engineering
Module Code 04 34566
Module Lead Mr P Atkins
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-44 hours
Tutorial-6 hours
Demonstration-8 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-82 hours
Guided independent study-60 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description Embedded systems
Write programs for embedded microcontrollers, and interface the microcontroller to support circuitry;
Design interfacing circuity for communication between microprocessors and peripherals;
Write C programmes for embedded microcontrollers that control peripheral hardware
Control Engineering
Introduction to Control Engineering
Control fundamentals:
Modelling of simple mechanical and electric systems Analysis of systems
Steady state error analysis, Stability (Simplified Nyquist), Stability margins.
Control Design
Design based-upon Nichols and/or Bode plots
Compensator design via classical loop-shaping
Case studies

Implement the skills and knowledge acquired during the module in the design and construction of a complete product.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Students are able to use the C programming language for embedded computing
  • Students deepen their understanding of embedded microcontrollers and communication protocols used by computers
  • Identify and describe the main control techniques used in industry.
  • Use the methods of physical modelling to develop math models for common engineering systems.
  • Evaluate time and frequency domain responses of transfer function models.
  • Relate closed-loop system behavior to the open-loop characteristics in the frequency domain
  • Design cascade compensation practical control systems
  • Apply these Control techniques in the experimental Lab environment.
  • Design of a complete product
Assessment 34566-01 : Coursework : Coursework (50%)
34566-02 : Exam : Exam (School Arranged) - Written Unseen (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Laboratory logbooks and Coursework assessment (50%) over Easter vacation

May/June Examination (50%) 3 hours, centrally timetabled.
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