The objective of courses and projects run in this laboratory is to introduce the student to techniques needed for the design and implementation of automatic control systems. Practical applications of the methods studied in these courses include automotive electronic systems, aircraft systems, robotic systems, manufacturing systems, process control systems, space structures, and many others. The student first learns the basics of the software and hardware used for implementation of control systems and sensor and actuation technologies. Next, the student develops a control system, implements it in one of the laboratory testbeds, and evaluates if the control system meets the design specifications. The laboratory is fully equipped with state-of-the-art computer aided control system design software, on both personal computers and a workstation that are networked to a laser printer, and are connected to the internet for easy transport of laboratory data to the EE computing facilities where the student can write a report on the laboratory findings. While EE 757 focuses on the use of conventional control techniques, EE 758 focuses on the use of the latest intelligent control techniques (e.g., fuzzy, neural, expert, and genetic), and the undergraduate design courses emphasize both classes of techniques via independent student projects.
National Science Foundation, Stanley-Proctor Company, Modicon, Reliance Electric, OMRON Corporation, Battelle Memorial Institute, Whirlpool Corporation, Center for Automotive Research OSU, Department of Electrical Eng.
Courses that Use this Laboratory:
Laboratory Library Resources:
Publications on the Controls Labs at OSU:
S. Yurkovich and K.M. Passino, "A Laboratory Course on Fuzzy Control", IEEE Trans. on Education, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 15-21, Feb. 1999 (click on the title of the paper to download it).
S. Yurkovich and K.M. Passino, "A Laboratory Course for Teaching Intelligent Control", Proceedings of the IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control, pp. 3898-3903, Kobe, Japan, Dec., 1996.
S. Yurkovich and K.M. Passino, "An Intelligent Control
Laboratory Course", Proceedings of the IFAC World congress,
San Francisco, CA, July, 1996.
S. Yurkovich,The Instructional Control Laboratories in Electrical Engineering at The Ohio state University, 1993 American Control Conference, San Francisco, CA (June 1993).
Ozguner, U. "Three-Course Control Laboratory Sequence", IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 14-18, 1989.
Experiments Used Regularly in the Laboratory for Instruction:
For details on several of our experiments please click on following pictures:
Other Experiments in the Laboratory:
BALL ON A BEAM
TEMPERATURE CONTROL FOR A MODEL BUILDING
PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER