ECE 41023 - Electromechanical Motion Control

Note:

This course was previously offered as ECE 42300 through Spring 2023.

Course Details

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Counts as:

  • EE Elective
  • CMPE Special Content Elective

Normally Offered:

Each Spring

Campus/Online:

On-campus only

Requisites:

ECE 20002 and ECE 32100

Requisites by Topic:

Differential Equations; Laplace transform techniques; basic electrical characteristics of dc, reluctance, permanent-magnet ac, and induction machines.

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 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