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This module provides the introduction, hardware, and software needs for introducing fundamental control systems theory with emphasis on design and implementation. These labs focus on technical implementation issues of classical control theory in the frequency domain and modern control theory in the state-space. Design and implementation for this course is done using National Instruments LabVIEW software and hardware for control and Educational Control Products (ECP) hardware for the plants.


About this manual

The purpose of this manual is to provide you, the student, with the laboratory procedures necessary forconducting the control system experiments in the ASE 170P course. You should by no means treat this manual as the sole source ofinformation for the design and implementation process. You should rely on lecture notes, reference text, as well as their ownknowledge of control theory, to develop and implement your control algorithms. This manual is only intended to provide an organizedmethod for performing the experiments.

Course objectives

  • To learn how to investigate the properties of physical systems both through simulation and experimentation.
  • To learn how to perform hardware identification experiments on a physical plant.
  • To learn how to design and analyze control systems through simulation using both classical and modern controltechniques.
  • To learn how to simulate control systems using both state space and transfer function representations.
  • To learn how to implement custom control algorithms in LabVIEW.
  • To further develop skills for working with others in an experimental environment.

Course policies

Doing Your Own Work

While you are encouraged to discuss theory and methods with other classmates, when it comes time to analyze,design, and implement your system, it must be done on your own. As an engineer you must always fully understand the problem you aretrying to solve. Simply copying the work of others shows your lack of understanding of the problem. Remember, when you become anengineer working in industry, it is no longer just your grade that is at risk; your company's reputation, and more importantly otherpeople's lives, are on the line. Any students caught in violation of these guidelines will be dealt with according to theuniversity's policies on scholastic dishonesty.

Late Work

Any work submitted late without a valid reason will not receive credit. If a student has a valid reason whyan assignment must be submitted late, he/she should contact the instructor as soon as possible.


When working in an experimental environment, results are always important, but so is your ability to communicatethe information with others. Any work you submit should be neat, well organized, and easy to understand. Remember, your work is ademonstration of your ability to understand the material you are studying as well as a reflection of your organizational skills andattention to detail.

The following guidelines will help ensure that you receive as much credit as possible for your work:

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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