Rapid Control Prototyping

In the last decades the design process of automatic control has strongly been connected with the use of new software technologies. The focus of this course lies in teaching this process starting with systems analysis and modeling through hardware implementation and finally leading to a usable digital controller. In an associated laboratory course this methodology is applied in practice by the students using established tools like the Matlab/Simulink software suite.

Information on L2P Course Rooms

Registration for the L2P course rooms is usually performed by the students themselves, starting from the lecture site in the campus system. If you have trouble registering or you need a late registration, please contact your respective advisor.

"Rapid Control Prototyping" is a course that originally evolved from the earlier course "RechnergestŁtzte Automatisierungstechnik" and was first held during the Fall Semester 2013/2014.
It is directed at students from the following faculties:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering Science

Content

The course contents are the following:

  • Description of Dynamical Systems:
    System Concept, Linear Control Loop Elements, Laplace Transform, Control Theory Basics
  • Systems Modelling:
    Discrete and continuous case, Physical Systems Modelling, Empirical Systems Modelling
  • System Identification:
    Correlation Method, Fast Fourier Transform, Sampling theorem, Parameter estimation, Interpretation of estimated parameters
  • Basics of Open- and Closed-Loop Control design:
    Control Structure, PID Controller, Model Predictive Control, Stability Analysis
  • Simulation:
    Digital simulation, Numerical integration of differential equations, Simulation tools, Simulation of discrete state systems
  • Toolchain leading until adoption to hardware
    Software-in-the-Loop, Hardware-in-the-Loop, Code generation, RCP Systems

Contact

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Phone

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+49 241 80 27488

Email

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Course registration

As space in the laboratory course is limited and in order to facilitate prior planning the students are asked to register for the course.

The registration can be carried out online in CampusOffice on the course page.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to Tuesday, July 25, 2017

begin of the lecture and exercise

Friday, August 04, 2017, 10:30am

is the Date of the next exam. More informationen can be found in the RWTH-Campus.

Consultation Hours

On all working days consultation hours are offered from 11am to 12 noon by Christian-Eike Framing and Eugen Nuss.

Please contact the assistants via e-mail or call first to make an appointment.