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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Design of Control Systems - AP445006
Title: Design of Control Systems
Guaranteed by: Department of Computing and Control Engineering (445)
Actual: from 2019
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0 [hours/week]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Náhlík Jan prof. Ing. CSc.
Hrnčiřík Pavel doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : D445002, P445006
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
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The course starts with general questions of team engineering design and project control methodology and after that covers basic areas of activities used for control system design during its life cycle. Throughout the course students obtain practical skills in individual and group projects.
Aim of the course -
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Students will:

(i) be able to plan and control projects according to the internationally accepted methodology of Project Management Institute (PMI)

(ii) be acquainted with complex matters of control systems design on the level enabling them communication with other members of multidisciplinary design teams

(iii) be able to design and implement small control systems individually and in groups

Literature -
Last update: Jahoda Milan doc. Dr. Ing. (29.11.2018)


Chatfield C., Johnson T., MS Project 2013 Step by Step, Microsoft Press Redmont, 2013, ISBN: 078-0-7356-6911-6

Whitt M.D.,Successful Instrumentation and Control Systems Design,ISA New York, 2012, ISBN: 978193600-7455


PMBOK Guide Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute Pennsylvania, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-935589-67-9

Trevathan V. L., Editor, A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge 2nd Edition, ISA Research Triangle Park, 2006, ISBN: 1-55617-984-7

Learning resources -
Last update: Jahoda Milan doc. Dr. Ing. (29.11.2018)

Teaching methods -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (19.11.2018)

Lectures and practical design excercises in the computer laboratory.

Requirements to the exam -
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Within the scope of the subject it is necessary to work out an individual project, defend one group project and pass oral exam.

Syllabus -
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1. Engineering design process, team work

2. Project planning and control according to PMI methodology

3. Life cycle of a control system project

4. Automation benefits, automation project justification

5. Feasibility study, degrees of automation, different types of control systems

6. Control system documentation – types and usage of documentation

7. Control system specification – detailed requirements establishing

8. Conceptual and detailed design of control system – complete functional description and detailed design of automation solution

9. Software development and coding – implementation of human-machine interface, control structures and data transfers, testing

10. Reliability and safety of control systems, alarm subsystem

11. Digital communications, industrial networks, network security

12. Deployment - field installation, checkout and startup of the system, tests of system functions

13. Troubleshooting, the seven-step troubleshooting procedure

14. Maintenance, long-term support and system management

Entry requirements -
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there are not

Registration requirements -
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there are not

Course completion requirements -
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One individual and two group projects

Participation on the final colloquium with the presentation and discussion of designed control system.


Written test

Oral exam