Third-Cycle Courses

Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course FRTN01F valid from Spring 2017

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  • The aim of the course is that the PhD student should learn how to design and implement computer-based control systems.
  • The course covers the following topics: Introduction, Real-time programming, Synchronization and mutual exclusion, Real-time kernels and operating systems, Periodic controller tasks, Computer implementation of control algorithms, Discretization of continuous-time controllers, Sampling of continuous-time systems, Input-output models of discrete-time systems, Sequence control using Grafcet, Scheduling theory, Integrated Control and Scheduling, Implementation aspects, Control over networks
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to define the basic concepts of real-time systems
    understand the advantages and disadvantages of different implementation techniques for real-time systems
    understand how communication and synchronization is realized using semaphores, monitors, and messages
    be able to describe the structure and workings of a real-time kernel
    be able to design a computer-based control system using discretization of a continuous-time design and using sampling
    be able to calculate the relations between discrete-time models on difference-equation form, transient responses, and pulse transfer functions
    be able to calculate computer-based controllers on state-space form and PID form
    understand how time-delays and jitter affect control performance
    be familiar with how Grafcet, Petri nets, and state machines can be used in the analysis and implementation of event-based control systems
    understand the problems associated with control over networks
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to implement a computer-based control systems using concurrent programming techniques
    be able to apply basic schedulability analysis for real-time systems
    be able to develop a real-time systems within an area of relevance to the course, in project form
    be able to present project results and experiences in oral and written form
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • understand the importance of formal methods in the design of safety-critical real-time systems
    master teamwork and collaboration in the project and laboratory exercises
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Exercises
  • Project
Examination Formats
  • Written exam
  • Written report
  • Written exam, project, three laboratory exercises.
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • Basic course in programming and FRT010 Automatic Control, Basic Course.
Selection Criteria
  • Wittenmark, B., Åström, K.J. & Årzén, K.-E-: Computer Control: An Overview. IFAC Professional Brief.
    Årzén, K.: Real-Time Control Systems. Department of Automatic Control, LTH.
Further Information
Course code
  • FRTN01F
Administrative Information
  • 2016-10-27
  • Professor Thomas Johansson

All Published Course Occasions for the Course Syllabus

1 course occasion.

Start Date End Date Published
2017‑01‑17 2017‑06‑03 2016‑10‑31

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