2.004 Systems, Modeling, and Control II

Fall 2007

Schematics showing the patterning of the thin film and its subsequent folding into a 3-D shape.
Mastery of system response characteristics and manipulation allows impulses to be applied to a 2-D membrane to create a 3-D MEMS structure. (Image courtesy of IEEE. Used with permission.)

Course Description

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Create lumped parameter models (expressed as ODEs) of simple dynamic systems in the electrical and mechanical energy domains
  • Make quantitative estimates of model parameters from experimental measurements
  • Obtain the time-domain response of linear systems to initial conditions and/or common forcing functions (specifically; impulse, step and ramp input) by both analytical and computational methods
  • Obtain the frequency-domain response of linear systems to sinusoidal inputs
  • Compensate the transient response of dynamic systems using feedback techniques
  • Design, implement and test an active control system to achieve a desired performance measure

Mastery of these topics will be assessed via homework, quizzes/exams, and lab assignments.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .zip and .m.

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Prof. George Barbastathis
Prof. David Gossard
Prof. Franz Hover

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

One session / week
1 hour / session