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Course module: 201900093
Control System Design for Mechatronic Systems
Course infoSchedule
Course module201900093
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact T.J.A. de Vries
Lecturer J.F. Broenink
dr. F. Califano
Contactperson for the course T.J.A. de Vries
Lecturer T.J.A. de Vries
Examiner T.J.A. de Vries
Academic year2021
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
You learn how to design control systems in a model-based, theoretically substantiated manner, with application to mechatronic systems.
The learning objectives of the course are:
  • Be able to synthesize a loop shaping design for a motion system
  • Be able to synthesize a pole placement design using a State Space approach and a Polynomial approach
  • Understand the fundamental limitations in SISO control
  • Know how to make trade-offs in a pole placement design in order to deal with limitations in practical mechatronic settings
  • Know how to create a computer-based realization and understand the implications
  • Experience the design and implementation process by means of simulation / in an assignment.
The course focuses on the analysis and control of mechatronics systems in both continuous and discrete time domain. The topics covered in the course are:
  • Loop shaping for motion systems
  • Pole-placement design using state space models
  • Pole-placement design using input-output models
  • Influence of the sampling rate and of quantization
  • Discrete time analysis: stability, sensitivity, controllability/reachability, observability/constructability
  • Sample rate selection, inter-sample behavior
Instructional modes
The course is taught with the following teaching methods:
  • Lectures (about 16 hours of frontal teaching in block 1A).
Students can contact the teacher for any questions through emails and by pre-scheduling meetings. 
The learning objectives are assessed as follows:
  • Written exam (multiple-choice questions) (60% of the total score)
  • Assignment (40% of the total score)
Assumed previous knowledge
EE course: Control Engineering (191210440) or ME course:
Systems and Control Engineering I (191131151) or something equivalent
Participating study
Master Electrical Engineering
Participating study
Master Systems and Control
Participating study
Master Computer Science
Required materials
Course material
Power-point slides, which are shown during the lectures and are available on Canvas.
Recommended materials
Instructional modes

Exam, Assignment

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