ECE 42300 - Electromechanical Motion Control

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Counts as:
CMPE Special Content Elective
EE Elective

Normally Offered: Each Spring

Requisites:
(ECE 20002 or ECE 25500) and ECE 32100 and ECE 38200 [may be taken concurrently] or ME 47500 [may be taken concurrently]

Catalog Description:
The operation, analysis, and control of electromechanical systems are covered, including a treatment of electromechanical devices, power electronics, and control systems. Sample applications include servo-systems, propulsion drives, and variable-speed rotational equipment.

Course Objectives:
To establish the steady-state and dynamic characteristics of several electro-mechanical conversion systems and to design and analyze motion control systems used in position, speed, and acceleration applications.

Required Text(s):
  1. Class notes and selected papers.

Recommended Text(s): None.

Learning Outcomes:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
  1. an understanding of the structure, design, and operating characteristics of dc drive systems including dc/dc converters, associated switching strategies, dynamic-average-value models, and speed/position/trajectory motion control systems. [1,2]
  2. an understanding of the structure, design and operating characteristics of brushless dc drive systems including dc/ac inverters, associated switching strategies, dynamic-average-value models, and speed/position/trajectory motion control systems. [1,2]
  3. an understanding of the operating principles and control of stepper motors including the design of optimum acceleration/deceleration profiles. [1,2]
  4. an understanding of the structure, operating characteristics, and modeling of field-oriented induction motor drive systems. [1,2]

Lecture Outline:

Week Topic
6 Electronic DC Drives
4 DC Motor Control Systems
4 Electronic AC Drives
1 Exam 1
2 Sensing Devices
5 Brushless DC Motor Control Systems
6 Stepper Motor Control Systems
1 Exam2
6 Servomotor Analysis and Control
9 Field Oriented Control