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.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Electrical Engineering
  • Grading scale

    P, F

Course offerings

Autumn 18 for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P1 (0.5 credits), P2 (0.5 credits)

    Spring 19 P3 (0.3 credits), P4 (0.2 credits)

  • Application code

    50988

  • Start date

    27/08/2018

  • End date

    04/06/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    Max. 36

    *) If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Teacher

    Patric Jensfelt <patric@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Only for students admitted to TSCRM

  • Part of programme

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 main content

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.

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.

Eligibility

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. 

Literature

Ingen kurslitteratur specifikt för kursen

No specific course literature for the course

Required equipment

Material to complete the laboration assignements will be provided.

Examination

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

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.

Requirements for final grade

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

Offered by

EECS/Intelligent Systems

Contact

Patric Jensfelt (patric@kth.se)

Examiner

Patric Jensfelt <patric@kth.se>

Supplementary information

Only for master students admitted to TSCRM

Add-on studies

DD2425, EL2421, EL2425

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.