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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EEL6630
Tracking Number - 4995

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2016-06-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Elective for Elect. Eng. To GC. Approved pending Need Acct #. Emailed 3/11/16. GC approved. To SCNS Apprd eff 6/1/16

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2014-03-24
  2. Department: Electrical Engineering
  3. College: EN
  4. Budget Account Number: 210600
  5. Contact Person: Jessica Procko
  6. Phone: 8139746318
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: EEL
  9. Number: 6630
  10. Full Title: Digital Control Systems
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Digital Control Systems
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: EEL 4657
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Review of linear control systems, discrete time linear systems analysis, Z-transforms, modeling and design of digital control systems, digital implementation of analog controller, discrete state space representation, concepts of observability and control

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 3 or more times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) PHD is EE Controls
  29. Objectives: This course offers a practical approach to the design and implementation of control systems via computers and microprocessor-based devices including embedded system and industrial based controllers. The main emphasis of the course is on the application of theoretical concepts following a system approach for the solution of real-life control problems. Access to a state-of-the-art control laboratory equipped with a variety of controller types and multidisciplinary “plants” such as thermal, mechatronics, aerial robots, etc. Furthermore, the course will familiarize students with the use of modern computer-aided control analysis and design tools such as MATLAB, Simulink and LabView.
  30. Learning Outcomes: 1) Understand the concepts in designing and implementing digital controller systems.

    2) Have a working knowledge of mathematical representation of digital control system and its components.

    3) Be able to determine transfer function and state space representation of digital control systems.

    4) Be able to use Z-Transform to translate the continuous time transfer function representation into transfer function in the discrete time and determine system responses and stability.

    5) Be able to build state space representation of physical systems and design digital controller systems.

    6) Understand concepts in state space observability and controllability.

    7) Understand concepts in state feedback control.

    8) Understand concepts in optimal control and nonlinear digital controls.

    9) Be able to use computer-aided analysis and design tools to design digital controller systems

  31. Major Topics: 1) Introduction to Digital Control, Review of Control Concepts

    2) Discrete Time Systems. Linear Difference Equations and the z-Transform

    3) Modeling of Digital Control Systems. ADC, DAC Models. CAD tools

    4) Digital Control System Stability Concepts

    5) Analog Control System Design. Root Locus. MATLAB. PID Tuning

    6) Digital Control System Design. Z Domain. Digital Implementation of Analog Controller.

    7) Direct Digital Controller Design. Computer exercises.

    8) State Space Representation. Equations. Solutions.

    9) Concepts in State Space Observability and Controllability

    10) Concepts in State Feedback Control

    11) Concepts in Optimal Control, Nonlinear Digital Controls, Practical Issues

  32. Textbooks: Digital Control Engineering, Analysis and Design M. Sami Fadali, Antonio Visioli – ISBN 13: 978-0-12-374498-2
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Homework and Project 40 %

    Midterm 30 %

    Final 30 %

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports: Electrical Engineering MSEE/PhD
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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