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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

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Damian Reply
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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.
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Damian Reply
absolutely yes
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s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
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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.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
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s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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