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To develop further methods of representing and analysing dynamic systems, to extend these concepts to sampled-data systems, to introduce concepts in signal processing and to use computer-aided methods for modelling and analysis.
The module is intended to reinforce aspects of Engineering Applications (EA1) and develop EA2. Advanced features of microcontroller operation are introduced, including interrupts and programming of features of the selected microcontroller. Extended experimental work is carried out as a Group Design Exercise. Practice in using technical IT packages including microcontroller software development and the use of design aids such as PCBs and engineering drawing is inherent. Development of project documentation through a web-site.
The module involves the application of scientific and engineering principles to the solution of a practical problem associated with engineering systems and processes [EA2]. The student will gain experience in working independently on a substantial, individually assigned task, using accepted planning procedures. It will require and develop self-organisation and the critical evaluation of options and results, as well as developing technical knowledge in the chosen topic.
This module introduces ideas in modern control systems and their applications.