EL2222 Systems and Control in Practice 1.5 credits

Systemteknik i praktiken

The main content of the course is practical experience in working with input and output signal on real world systems. In the course embedded systems will be used where the control unit will be a platform such as the Raspberry Pi. The course will highlight aspects from several of the core courses in the program such as control, estimation and sensor data processing. The course will in this way give the students an overview and better understanding for how content from different courses fit together and the difficulties that comes with turning theory into practice. Furthermore, the student will be able to identify strengths and weaknesses within the subject areas and plan for how to acquire more knowledge where needed.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The main content of the course is practical experience in working with input and output signal on real world systems. In the course embedded systems will be used where the control unit will be a platform such as the Raspberry Pi. The course will highlight aspects from several of the core courses in the program such as control, estimation and sensor data processing. The course will in this way give the students an overview and better understanding for how content from different courses fit together and the difficulties that comes with turning theory into practice. Furthermore, the student will be able to identify strengths and weaknesses within the subject areas and plan for how to acquire more knowledge where needed.

Intended learning outcomes *

After completing the course, the students should:

  • have experience from working with embedded systems close to the hardware
  • have reflected on her/his own knowledge and learning in a system perspective and have planned for what new knowledge to acquire and how

Further goals of the course are to

  • consitute a meeting place for students within the program Systems, Control and Robotics to strengthen their network and create a forum for collaboration
  • create a context within which the students can practice programming

Course Disposition

The course run in the form of pratical laborations as well as a smal project where the students work hands-on in groups of two with design, implementation and analysis of systems. This practical work is conducted on a platform such as the Raspberry Pi, which has been developed for educational purpuses and, which exposes the hardware. The goal is that input signals should come from real sensors as far as possible and the output signals sould control real actuators to highlight problems such as noise and limitatins in control signals. The tasks will require the students to program. The project is meant to make the students explore a new area. It is a 1.5hp course, and the effort is spent roughly equal between the guided laborations and the more project.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Students admitted to the masters program Systems, Control and Robotics

Recommended prerequisites

Completed Bachelor's degree (180 higher education credits), or equivalent academic qualifications. Documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B. 

Equipment

Material to complete the laboration assignements will be provided.

Literature

Ingen kurslitteratur specifikt för kursen


No specific course literature for the course

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Practical experience in systems and control, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The course is run in the form of laborations which require active participation, own work to complete the lab assignments and own work in a project defined by the student.

Other requirements for final grade *

Active participation in the laborations or corresponding own work if attendance is not possible (e.g. during exchange studies).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

No information inserted

Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Patric Jensfelt

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web EL2222

Offered by

EECS/Intelligent Systems

Main field of study *

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

DD2425, EL2421, EL2425

Contact

Patric Jensfelt (patric@kth.se)

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

Only for master students admitted to TSCRM