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ECTS Course Overview

Control Systems using Computers

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Course Unit Code450-4003/05
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Optional
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter 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
SLA77Ing. Zdeněk Slanina, Ph.D.
Basic charakteristics of critical RT-systems. Analysis and design of software for control and information systems. The structured design techniques: DFD, Ward Mellor , Mascot, DARTS. Object oriented approaches. design patterns. The COM technology. Distributed systems and DCE.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Upon subject completion the student knows the basic characteristics of RT critical systems. he is familiarized with fundamentals structured approach s to the analysis and design of RT systems. He has basic knowledge about modern trends in the field of design and implementation such as object approaches, design patterns, component technologies and a tools for development of distributed applications and problems connected with their implementation.
Course Contents
• Basic concepts of industrial automation. Business hierarchy. Using computers for control.
• Software engineering. Software analysis. Systém specification. Software modeling importance. Software life cycle.
• Structured software design methods. Data Flow Diagram. Entity-relationship model. Yourdon structured method. State Transition Diagram. Real-time systems extension of structured design.
• Object oriented design methods. Unified Modeling Language. UML and description of the software structure.
• UML and software behavior description. UML and description of software interaction description. Real-time systems extension of object oriented design.
• Software versioning. Concurrent Version System. Subversion. Git.
• Design Patterns. Architecture of software systems.
• Software testing. Testing models. Standards for testing. Software for error management. Application for tracing and debugging.
• The importance of communication buses and networks for the use of computer control systems.
• Real-time systems. Safety and security issues of the software.
• Parallel and distributed processing. Remote Procedure Calls. Client/Server architecture.
• Use of databases for industrial measurement and control.
• Internet of things. Use of cloud in control systems. Industry 4.0.
• Essential resources for computer control systems. Operating systems. Programming languages. Physical model and software implementation in a case study.

• Project 1 - Analysis and design of software for the given issue. The project is solved in teams and includes all topics from the lectures in order to create a software specification. Examples include a smart house, drones management, a parking house, an electric cars charging infrastructure support, and so on.
• Project 2 - Analysis and design of software for Raspberry Pi platform (or minicomputers with real-time operating system). The project is solved in teams too and topic is a small functional part of a larger technological unit that is dedicated to the field of the internet of things or as part of a client/server architecture for real tasks or processes measuring or control.

Computer labs:
• Project analysis using a data flow diagram.
• Behavior analysis using the state transition diagram.
• Project analysis using UML - use case diagram.
• Project analysis using UML - class diagram.
• Project analysis using UML - component diagram.
• Project analysis using UML - state diagram.
• Project analysis using UML - activity diagram.
• Project analysis using UML - timing diagram.
• Project analysis using UML - other diagrams.
• Processing of projects.
• Presentation of project No. 1.
• Introduction to operating systems for computer control systems.
• Credit.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Shalloway A., Trott J.R. Design Patterns Explained – A new perspective on Object Oriented Design. 357 p. Addison-Wesley Professional 2004. ISBN 978-0321247148.
Booch G., Rumbaugh J., Jacobson I. The Unified Modeling Language User Guide. 496 p. Addison-Wesley Professional 2005. ISBN 978-0321267979.
King K.N. C Programming: A Modern Approach. 832 p. W. W. Norton & Company 2008. ISBN 978-0393979503.
Albahari J., Albahari B. C# 5.0 in a Nutshell: The Definitive Reference. 1064 p. O'Reilly Media 2012. ISBN 978-1449320102.
Černohorský J. Řídicí systémy s počítači – učební text a návody do cvičení. VŠB-TU Ostrava 2013.
Vondrák I. Metody specifikace softwarových systémů pro kombinované a distanční studium. VŠB-TU Ostrava 2005.
Erl T. SOA Servisně orientovaná architektura – Kompletní průvodce. 672 s. ComputerPress 2009. ISBN 9788025118863.
Kernigham B.W., Rotchie D.M. Programovací jazyk C. 288 s. ComputerPress 2006. ISBN 9788025108970.
Mareš A. 1001 tipů a triků pro C# 2010. 416 s. ComputerPress 2011. ISBN 9788025132500.
UML. Dostupné online na
RASPBERRY PI. Dostupné online na
Řídicí systémy s počítači. Stránky předmětu dostupné online v rámci univerzity na
Recommended Reading:
Ardence RTX for Windows. Homepage at

RTAI - the RealTime Application Interface for Linux from DIAPM. Homepage at

RTLinuxFree. Homepage at

Černohorský,J.: Sylaby k předmětu Řídicí systémy s počítači II. Sylaby na WWW stránkách katedry,2002
Ardence RTX for Windows. Homepage at

RTAI - the RealTime Application Interface for Linux from DIAPM. Homepage at

RTLinuxFree. Homepage at
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Individual consultations, Tutorials, Project work
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined