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A final year undergraduate digital control laboratory assignment
Ringwood, John; McCorkell, C.; Whelan, J.
This paper describes a positive experience with a digital control assignment used in the BEng in Electronic Engineering course at Dublin City University (DCU). The objective of the assignment is to give the student considerable freedom in tackling a 'real-world' problem, involving modelling, control system design and implementation. Support is provided through documentation, a standard hardware/software platform, control system CAD tools and tutorials. The rig used is a fully instrumented coupled tanks apparatus. Completion of the assignment gives students a sense of confidence in tackling other practical, unknown problems, and gives them the sense of being true 'real-world' engineers.
Keyword(s): digital control; laboratory assignment; electronic engineering; undergraduate
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Type: Book chapter
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Institution: Maynooth University
Citation(s): Ringwood, John and McCorkell, C. and Whelan, J. (1994) A final year undergraduate digital control laboratory assignment. In: Proceedings 3rd IFAC Symposium on Control Education. Tokyo, August 1994, pp. 193-196.
Publisher(s): Tokyo, August 1994
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