ACS336 Hardware-in-the-Loop & Rapid Control Prototyping
Module Description (subject to change)
This course represents an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience of designing and implementing advanced controllers upon a challenging, real-world control problem.
Uniquely, each student will be issued with their own, portable control hardware for the duration of the course. Students will learn how to interface such a system to industry- standard software using a data-acquisition device, before developing their 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.
Credits: 10 (Spring semester)
Restrictions: Proficiency in Matlab and Simulink strongly recommended.
If you have any questions about the module please talk to us during the lectures or the labs in the first instance. It is likely that other students will learn from any questions you ask as well, so don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Outside of lectures please contact one of us via email, or drop in to see one of us.
Other teaching staff
By the end of the module students will be able to:
This module satisfies the AHEP3 (Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Third Edition) Learning Outcomes that are listed in brackets after each learning outcome above. For further details on AHEP3 Learning Outcomes, see the downloads section of our accreditation webpage.
Learning and Teaching Methods
NOTE: This summary of teaching methods is representative of a normal Semester. Owing to the ongoing disruption from Covid-19, the exact method of delivery will be different in 2020/21.
Learning and Teaching Materials
All teaching materials will be available via Blackboard (MOLE).
The module is assessed as follows:
No resit assignments are available for this module.
Students are encouraged to provide feedback during the module direct to the lecturer. Students will also have the opportunity to provide formal feedback via the Faculty of Engineering Student Evaluation Survey at the end of the module.
You can view the latest Department response to the survey feedback here.