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151-0593-00L  Embedded Control Systems

SemesterAutumn Semester 2018
LecturersJ. S. Freudenberg, M. Schmid Daners
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



Catalogue data

AbstractThis course provides a comprehensive overview of embedded control systems. The concepts introduced are implemented and verified on a microprocessor-controlled haptic device.
ObjectiveFamiliarize students with main architectural principles and concepts of embedded control systems.
ContentAn embedded system is a microprocessor used as a component in another piece of technology, such as cell phones or automobiles. In this intensive two-week block course the students are presented the principles of embedded digital control systems using a haptic device as an example for a mechatronic system. A haptic interface allows for a human to interact with a computer through the sense of touch.

Subjects covered in lectures and practical lab exercises include:
- The application of C-programming on a microprocessor
- Digital I/O and serial communication
- Quadrature decoding for wheel position sensing
- Queued analog-to-digital conversion to interface with the analog world
- Pulse width modulation
- Timer interrupts to create sampling time intervals
- System dynamics and virtual worlds with haptic feedback
- Introduction to rapid prototyping
Lecture notesLecture notes, lab instructions, supplemental material
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite courses are Control Systems I and Informatics I.

This course is restricted to 33 students due to limited lab infrastructure. Interested students please contact Marianne Schmid (E-Mail: marischm@ethz.ch)
After your reservation has been confirmed please register online at www.mystudies.ethz.ch.

Detailed information can be found on the course website
http://www.idsc.ethz.ch/education/lectures/embedded-control-systems.html

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersM. Schmid Daners, J. S. Freudenberg
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
151-0593-00 GEmbedded Control Systems
This two-week block course take places daily (10-14.09 & 17-21.09.2018) and is comprised of
- Lectures: 8-12 h
- Exercises: 13-17 h at ML E 55
80s hrs
10.09. - 14.09.08-12HG E 33.1 »
10.09. - 21.09.13-17ML E 55 »
17.09.08-12HG E 23 »
13-17ML E 55 »
17.09. - 21.09.08-12HG E 23 »
19.09.15-17HG E 21 »
J. S. Freudenberg, M. Schmid Daners

Groups

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Restrictions

There are no additional restrictions for the registration.

Offered in

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