Neveen Shlayan

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

Fall 2017 > Control Systems-ECE 320

Fall 2017

Course Information: 

Monday, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM, Room 101 

Thursday, 1:00 PM - 12:50 PM, Room 104 

Office Hours: Monday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Thursday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, or by appointment. 

Course Description:

Block and signal-flow diagrams, Mason’s theorem. Laplace transform ,frequency response, Bode plots, root locus, Routh-Hurwitz array. Analysis of feedback control systems: open-loop and closed-loop gain, Nichols chart, Nyquist diagram, gain and phase margin. Continuous-time state-space analysis, state-variable feedback, canonical forms, observability and controllability. Second-order models, transient and steady-state performance. Emphasis on analog systems, although digital control systems will be discussed as time allows. Extensive use of MATLAB. 

Prerequisite(s): Ma 240 and ECE 211 Credit Hours: 3 

Suggested Texts: 

Control Systems Engineering, Author(s): Norman S. Nise

Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems, Author(s): Franklin, Powell, Emami-Naeini 

Modern Control System Theory and Design, Author(s): Stanley M. Shinners  

Grade Distribution: 

Test I                               25% 

Test II                              25% 

Test III                             25%

Final Exam                      25%


HW1-Problems: Document will be emailed. 

HW1-Reading Assignment: (Franklin's Book)

  • Example 2.2 A Two-Mass System: Suspension Model
  • Example 2.4 Flexibility: Flexible Read/Write for a Disk Drive
  • Example 2.11 Integrator
  • Example 2.13, 2.14 Modeling a DC Motor
  • Example 3.19 DC Motor Transfer Function 
  • Example 3.25 Response versus Pole Locations, Real Roots
  • Example 3.26 Oscillatory Time Response