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ECTS Course Overview

Automatic Control Devices

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Course Unit Code352-0506/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
TUM52prof. Ing. Jiří Tůma, CSc.
SKU51doc. Ing. Jaromír Škuta, Ph.D.
Devices of automatic control their devided, characteristics (software and technical tools), control systems, hierarchical structure. Information acquisition elements (sensors, standardized signals, ...), information transformation, amplification and transmission elements (operational amplifiers, system converters, A/D and D/A converters). Information processing elements (analog and digital controllers, compact and modular controllers). Members for logic control (combinational, sequential, logic PLCs). Members for use and display of information (analog displays, digital displays, operator stations). Connection of control systems to the technological process (industrial networks ILAN). Methodology of control chain design and implementation (computer aided design, examples).
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The aim is to acquire knowledge and skills in the handling of control technology both in the field of hardware (sensors, actuators, unification modules, control systems) and software (configuration software for this technology).
Course Contents
1. Understanding the challenges and the content of the studied subject. Allocation of funds for automatic control and their characteristics (software and hardware). Management system, hierarchical structure, the main functional properties.
2. Overview of sensors.
3. Overview of the actuators.
4. Industrial netwoks, basic types, 7 layer model, physical layer .... application layer.
5 Wireless network configuration of access points and configure the AD-Hoc connection control systems for technological process (ILAN, LAN, WLAN). Sample lab report.
6. DC link communication I2C, SPI, ... .
7. SCADA / HMI systems, their properties and use in a hierarchical management structure.
8. Distributed control systems and solutions to teamwork and ability to execute a system engineer.
9. Smart sensors to their internal structure and description of implementation.
10. Description of the higher ranks of single-chip computer, the description of selected modules.
11. Programming of single-chip computers with higher programming language.
12. Procedures for tuning the dsigned algorithms directly to the real task.
13. CIM Computer Integrated Systems CAD-CAM-CAP-CAQ-PPS.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
FRADEN, J. Handbook of Modern Sensors, 5th Edition. Springer 2016, 758 p. ISBN-10 9783319193021, ISBN-13 978-3319193021.
INIEWSKI, K. Smart Sensors for Industrial Applications, 1 Edition. CRC Press, 2016. 598 p. ISBN-10 113807764X, ISBN-13 978-1138077645.
NIHTIANOV, S., LUQUE, A. Smart Sensors and MEMS, 2nd Edition. Woodhead Publishing, 2018. 604 p. ISBN 9780081020555, eBook ISBN 9780081020562.
XIAO, P. Designing Embedded Systems and the Internet of Things (IoT) with the ARM mbed, 1st Edition. Wiley, 2018. 344p. ISBN 9781119364016.

ĎAĎO, S. & KREIDL, M. Senzory a měřicí obvody. Praha : Vydavatelství ČVUT 1999. 315 s.
MARTÍNEK, R. Senzory v průmyslové praxi. Praha: Vydavatelství BEN, 2004. 200 s. ISBN 80-7300-114-4.
SCHMID, D. a kol. Řízení a regulace pro strojírenství a mechatroniku. Praha: Europa-SOBOTÁLES cz. 2005 ISBN 80-86706-10-9.
Recommended Reading:
BERGE, J. 2001. Fieldbuses for Process Control: Engineering, Operation, and Maintenance. New York (USA): ISA, 2001. 468 p. ISBN 1-55617-760-7.
BOLTON, W. Instrumentation and Control Systems. Newnes, 2004, 352 p. ISBN-10 9780750664325, ISBN-13 978-0750664325.
BRÄUNL, Thomas. 2003 Embedded robotics: mobile robot design and applications with embedded systems. Berlin: Springer, 2003. ISBN 3-540-03436-6.
WHITT, M. D. 2003. Successful Instrumentation and Control Systems Design. New York (USA): ISA, 2003. 360 p. ISBN 1-55617-844-1.
NOVÁK, P. Mobilní roboty – pohony, senzory, řízení. Praha: vydavatelství BEN, 2005. 248 s. ISBN80-7300-141-1.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Individual consultations, Tutorials, Experimental work in labs, Project work
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined