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Principles and analysis methods of dynamical systems.  Design of controllers by different methods and verification of performance.  Understanding of hardware and software architectures of automation systems.  Programming languages of programmable logic controllers.  Design methods and simulation

Credits: 5

Schedule: 12.01.2021 - 13.04.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Themistoklis Charalambous, Valeriy Vyatkin, Kai Zenger, Kai Zenger

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Themistoklis Charalambous, Valeriy Vyatkin, Kai Zenger, Kai Zenger

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Representation of dynamical systems (transfer functions, state-space representation), simple modelling and parameter estimation, the control problem, negative feedback, stability, PID controller, state controllers, frequency domain techniques, compensators, introduction to digital controllers.  Basic structures of automation systems.  Sensors and automation networks.  Automation programming

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Intermediate exams or full exam, home assignments which are assessed

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, exercise hours, self-study, home assignments, simulation assignment

    Contact hours: 58h
    Independent study: 75h
    Compulsory attendance: 10h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lecture notes

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Basic university mathematics, signals and systems, basics of programming, boolean algebra, matrix algebra, Matlab