Automatic Control
Course Objective
To present the concept of linear control system theory in time domain and to expose the basic principles of time domain design techniques for feedback control systems.
Course Outcomes
At the end of this course, the student should be able to:
 Describe the linear control system theory in time domain.
 Model a physical system into mathematical equations and block diagram, and program a system response simulation.
 Analyse the feedback control system characteristics.
 Measure the performance and determine the stability of the feedback control system.
 Draw the root locus and use it to design a feedback control system.
Synopsis
This course introduces the theory of control system in time domain. It shows how to model a physical system into mathematical equations and program simulation for the system response. It then analyzes the feedback control system characteristics. After that it explains how to measure the performance and determine the stability of the feedback control systems. Finally, it describes the root locus method and how to use it for designing a feedback control systems.
References
 Dorf, Richard C. and Bishop, Robert H., “Modern Control Systems”, Pearson Prentice Hall, 12^{th} edition, 2011.
 Mahmud, Che Mat Hadzer, “Sistem Kawalan Automatik”, USM, 1999.
 Kuo, B. C., “Automatic Control System”, 7^{th} edition, PrenticeHall, 1995.
 Ogata, K., “Modern Control Engineering”, 5^{th} edition, PrenticeHall, 2010.
 Raven, Francis. H., “Automatic Control Engineering”, 5^{th} edition, McGrawHill, 1995.
