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Controlling Mechatronic Systems

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Controlling Mechatronic Systems
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011
Module code: MST.SMS
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2SU (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Project work

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

MST.SMS (P231-0078) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012 , semester 6, mandatory course
MST.SMS (P231-0078) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 6, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 127.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schäfer
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schäfer

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will have acquired the basic knowledge required to control of technical processes with freely programmable controls in an industrial environment incl. the methodology for the realization of arbitrary sequence controls by means of deterministic. finite automata. Students will be familiar with the procedure for implementing digital controllers. Students will be able to safely design and implement controls for mechatronic systems on simple microcontroller systems.

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Module content:
1. Introduction/Concept
- Cyclic data acquisition to create a process image
- Capturing asynchronous events
- Communication via fieldbuses
2. Sequential and quasi-parallel sequential controls using deterministic finite automata
- Theory
-- Transitions
-- Actions
- Graphical representation
- Implementation
3. Implementing discrete-time controllers
- Discretization of continuous-time systems
-- PT1 systems
-- Integrators
-- Differentiators
-- PID controller
-- Implementation
4. Practical application examples

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Recommended or required reading:
Jospeh Yiu: "The Definite Guide to the ARM Cortex-M3", Newnes
Bruce P. Douglass: "Design Patterns for Embeddd Systems in C", Newnes
Daniel W. Lewis: "Fundamentals of Embedded Software with the ARM Cortex-M3", Pearson International Ed.
Thomas Eißenlöffel: "Embedded-Software entwickeln", dpunkt.verlag
J. A. Langbridge: Professional Embedded ARM Development, John Wiley & Sons, 2014
Jan Lunze: "Regelungstechnik I", Springer (available online)
Heinz Unbehauen: "Regelungstechnik I", Vieweg Teubner (available online)
Robert C. Seacord: The CERT C Coding Standard, 98 Rules for Developing Safe, Reliable and Secure Systems, 2nd ed., Addison Wesley, 2014 ==>

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