15 Credits AUTUMN

Cannot be taken with: ACS336, AER399
Pre-requisites: ACS317

Aims/Description: This module represents an opportunity for you to gain hands-on experience of designing and implementing advanced controllers upon a challenging, real-world control problem. Uniquely, you will be issued with your own, portable control hardware for the duration of the course. You will learn how to interface such a system to industry-standard software using a data acquisition device, before developing your own simulation models of the hardware. These models will be used to synthesise a feedback controller, and verified in simulation before being implemented upon the hardware. The resultant controller will then be refined in a cycle of rapid control prototyping.

Restrictions on availability: Only open to those students excluded from ACS336 in 20/21

Staff Contact: WARD ROBERT
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Practical skills assessment, Vivavoce

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