Control Systems

Control Systems is all about plant and processes (systems) how they behave when subjected to certain inputs (system response) and how to get them to do what we want (system control). This module introduces the student to the characteristics of systems commonly encountered in mechatronics.

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Applicants will be expected to hold a Level 6 National / Higher Certificate in Business, Science, Engineering or equivalent. Applicants with other qualifications and/or with relevant experience may also be considered through ATU Sligo’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

Upon compeletion of this module learner will be able to:

1.Use Laplace transform techniques to predict and interpret second order system response to step and ramp inputs.

2. Find the steady-state response of a system to a sinusoidal input by the substitution of jω for s in the transfer function.

3.Use Laplace transform techniques to find the transient and steady-state response of a system to a sinusoidal input.

4. Use block diagram algebra, especially Mason's theorem, to reduce elementary control system diagrams to canonical form.

5. Establish system stability or instability by the plotting of poles and zeros on the complex plane

6. Implement and tune control systems using a PID control strategy.

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