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Phase Lock Loop Control System Lab Development

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

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June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011



Conference Session

ETD Design I: Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

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Engineering Technology

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22.1155.1 - 22.1155.12



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Robert Weissbach Pennsylvania State University, Erie Orcid 16x16

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Robert Weissbach is currently an associate professor of engineering and head of the Applied Energy Research Center at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Prior to completing his doctoral studies, he was employed by General Dynamics Electric Boat Division where he worked on the design and construction of submarine turbine generator sets. From October 2007 through June 2008, he was a visiting researcher at Aalborg University in Aalborg, Denmark. Dr. Weissbach is a Senior Member of IEEE and is a registered engineer in Pennsylvania. His research interests are in renewable energy, energy storage, power electronics and power systems.

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Mark D. Rynders Pennsylvania State University, Erie, The Behrend College

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Mark D. Rynders is currently finishing his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. He also holds an Associate's Degree in Electrical Technology from Corning Community College. During his undergraduate studies he worked as an engineering intern at The RoviSys Company, a control systems integrator. Prior to college he was in the United States Marine Corps where he worked with RF communication systems.

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David R. Loker Pennsylvania State University, Erie

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David R. Loker received the M.S.E.E. degree from Syracuse University in 1986. In 1984, he joined General Electric (GE) Company, AESD, as a design engineer. In 1988, he joined the faculty at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. In 2007, he became the Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Program. His research interests include wireless sensor networks, data acquisition systems, and communications systems.

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Phase Lock Loop Control System DevelopmentAbstract: An important area in the field of electrical engineering is the study of phaselock loops, which are used in many applications such as frequency demodulation.Generally, the study of phase lock loops focuses on their implementation incommunication systems using an LM565 chip or equivalent. However, phase lock loopscan also be analyzed as a control systems problem. This paper presents the theory andanalysis of phase lock loops and provides a description for showing how the frequencysignal can lock into the reference signal. Simulation and experimental results validate thetheoretical development, which allows for other instructors of control systems courses toincorporate a laboratory experiment in phase lock loops.

Weissbach, R., & Rynders, M. D., & Loker, D. R. (2011, June), Phase Lock Loop Control System Lab Development Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18640

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