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Innovative Technologies In The Et Curriculum

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



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Collaborative & New Efforts in Engineering Education

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9.743.1 - 9.743.7



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Bahman Motlagh

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Walter Buchanan

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Alireza Rahrooh

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Session 1379

Innovative Technologies in the ET Curriculum

Alireza Rahrooh, Farhad Kaffashi, Bahman Motlagh, Walter Buchanan Univ. of Central Florida/Case Western Reserve Univ./ Univ. of Central Florida/ Northeastern University


Closed-loop feedback control system is an important component of a well-rounded engineering technology program. However, since feedback control systems tends to be a rather complex topic, students react positively to hands-on experiments that assist them visualize control systems in practical situations, and, in today’s technology, utilizing and integrating computers within the control loop is essential. An innovative feedback control laboratory has been developed in the department of engineering technology at University of Central Florida to fill this need. The laboratory is equipped with some of the most frequently used control systems in engineering and industry. It is designed to bridge the gap between theory and real-life problems, and to give the students valuable hands-on experience to help them better prepared for their careers. A number of practical feedback control system experiments are being developed that will allow students an opportunity to develop appropriate transfer functions and control programs for closed-loop system with a computer in the loop.

1. Introduction

The Department of Engineering Technology at University of Central Florida has been involved in teaching control feedback concepts since its inception. Over the yeas this commitment has evolved into a four-credit upper division course, EET4732. This course introduces analog control systems with the following topics; mathematical modeling and simulation, time and frequency response, stability analysis, analog controller design and implementation, and an introduction to

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Motlagh, B., & Buchanan, W., & Rahrooh, A. (2004, June), Innovative Technologies In The Et Curriculum Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--12954

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