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Applied Control Theory for Embedded Systems

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Course Description

Apply modern control theory to optimize embedded system designs using microcontrollers or DSP devices. The majority of embedded designs are closed loop control systems, as opposed to open loop control. Gain practical how-to knowledge in deriving and applying practical control theory algorithms. Z Transforms are introduced as a practical way of developing the needed difference equations for optimal designs. Learn to evaluate and select the best control algorithm for desired control applications such as proportional-integral-derivative (PID), fuzzy logic or Z Transform-derived difference equations.

Prerequisite: EECS 805, C Programming for Embedded Systems and EECS X497.32, Fundamentals of Embedded Systems Design and Programming or equivalent experience. NOTE: Students are required to purchase MathWorks http://www.mathworks.com/academia/student_version/ includes MATLAB, Simulink, and the Control Systems Toolbox, Fuzzy Logic Toolbox. The Fuzzy Logic Toolbox is available as an add-on product for the MATLAB and Simulink Student Suite

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  • Details
  • $745
  • April 03, 2023 to June 11, 2023
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00134
  • ID/Units: EECS X497.4  (3.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: SPRING 2023


Thomas C. Jannett, M.S., Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has more than 30 years of experience in teaching and research. Research expertise includes smart sensor networks that use intelligent control and signal processing. He developed instruments and rehabilitation devices that use embedded microcomputers for data acquisition, signal processing, and intelligent control. He has published extensively in these areas. Current interests include analytics, machine learning, and the Internet of Things.

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