Advanced Control and Automation

Subject 436-459 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty hours of lectures and seminars, and 18 hours of tutorials, practical work and industrial contact
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 436-470 Control Systems 2. (Prior to 2005, 436-433 Mechanical Systems)
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Dr C Manzie
Subject Overview:

This subject is concerned with multivariable and nonlinear control theory, and applications of control theory in a variety of complex automated systems. On completion, students should have sufficient knowledge and understanding to make effective use of the relevant research literature, have gained practical experience in the design and implementation of advanced control systems using state-of-the-art development tools, and be familiar with a number of industrial applications.

Advanced control topics will be selected from linear quadratic optimal control and estimation, loop shaping methods, feedback linearisation, backstepping, sliding mode and adaptive control, and fuzzy/neural systems. Applications will be drawn from industrial, medical and transport automation (eg., robots, machine tools, production machines, laboratory automation, automotive and aerospace by-wire systems).

Assessment: One 3-hour end of semester examination (50%) and three assignments of up to 5000 words each (50%) due throughout the semester.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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Related Course(s): Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical &Manufacturing)& Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical &Manufacturing)/Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) and Bachelor of Computer Science

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