Course Material for Real-Time Applications in Control & Communications Laboratory

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Please be sure to read the updated announcements on the RTA LMS (WebCT) front page. There is a lot of helpful information for getting started on the experiments with recent changes and/or additions on how to run required programs needed for the labs. The information is available in the above link.

Handouts

RTA ABET Course Description, Syllabus, & Lecture Schedule (DOC) & (PDF)

RTA Lab Closing Clean-up Checklist (DOC) & (PDF)

RTA Course Intro & RTA Course Intro (PDF) - Lab configuration, Lab procedures & Lab report format

Lab participation dates cover sheet for lab reports (PDF)

Comdyna Analog Computer Notes (PDF)

Introductory Lab-LabVIEW & Introductory Lab-LabVIEW (PDF) UPDATED 2/09
[Old archive version] Introductory Lab & Introductory Lab (PDF)

Digital Logic Design Lab & Digital Logic Design Lab (PDF) UPDATED 2/17
FPGA tutorial for Logic project & FPGA tutorial for Logic project (PDF) UPDATED 7/10
FPGA demo counter circuit

Digital Voice Processing Lab & Digital Voice Processing Lab (PDF) UPDATED 2/06, pp. 5-6
MATLAB Delta Modulation simulator m-file This simulator permits the observation of an ideal output signal from an input sine wave without the output LPF and DC blocking of the DSP implementation.
On-line References
Carlson: Communication Systems - Ch. 2, Carlson: Communication Systems - Ch. 10 , Carlson: Communication Systems - Ch. 12

Binary Communications Lab & Binary Communications Lab (PDF) UPDATED 2/17
Digital Communications article & Digital Communications article (PDF)
On-line References
Carlson: Communication Systems - Ch. 2, Carlson: Communication Systems - Ch. 4,
Carlson: Communication Systems - Ch. 10 , Carlson: Communication Systems - Ch. 11 ,
Carlson: Communication Systems - Ch. 12 , Carlson: Communication Systems - Ch. 13, Carlson: Communication Systems - Ch. 14

Digital Filter Design Lab & Digital Filter Design Lab (PDF) New Hyperception Speedy-33 DSP version (version 1 is here)
MATLAB Filter Conversion m-file This m-file converts a digital filter from direct form to cascaded form for use in creating compatible filter files to run on the Speedy-33 board under LabVIEW.
[Old archive version] Digital Filter Design Lab & Digital Filter Design Lab (PDF)
Digital Filter Design Lab for QED 1000 p. 20 modified for QED 1000
On-line References
Cadzow & Martens: Discrete-Time and Computer Control Systems - Ch. 3, Cadzow & Martens: Discrete-Time and Computer Control Systems - Ch. 7,
Cadzow & Martens: Discrete-Time and Computer Control Systems - Ch. 9
Frederick & Carlson: Linear Systems in Communication & Control - Ch. 3.5, Frederick & Carlson: Linear Systems in Communication & Control - Ch. 8.4,
Frederick & Carlson: Linear Systems in Communication & Control - Ch. 10.1, Frederick & Carlson: Linear Systems in Communication & Control - Ch. 10.3-10.4,

Graphics Simulation Lab & Graphics Simulation Lab (PDF) UPDATED 2/17
MATLAB Gaussian PDF classifier m-file This is a MATLAB m-file that does essentially the same thing as the Data Explorer PDF.NET program. The graphics aren't quite as sharp and there are more rounding errors in the threshold boundaries, but it will suffice when DX is unavailable.
Accessing_RCS.pdf This is a brief guide for accessing the RCS server using your Windows laptop. The small screen may be a disadvantage but it is convenient.
On-line References
Dorf: Modern Control Systems - Ch. 10,

Hybrid Control Lab-LabVIEW & Hybrid Control Lab-LabVIEW (PDF)
[Old archive version] Hybrid Control Lab & Hybrid Control Lab (PDF)
On-line References
DeRusso, Roy & Close: State Variables for Engineers - Ch. 6, Dorf: Modern Control Systems - Ch. 4.1-4.4, Dorf: Modern Control Systems - Ch. 10,
Cadzow & Martens: Discrete-Time and Computer Control Systems - Ch. 3, Cadzow & Martens: Discrete-Time and Computer Control Systems - Ch. 7,
Cadzow & Martens: Discrete-Time and Computer Control Systems - Ch. 9
Frederick & Carlson: Linear Systems in Communication & Control - Ch. 3.5, Frederick & Carlson: Linear Systems in Communication & Control - Ch. 8.4,
Frederick & Carlson: Linear Systems in Communication & Control - Ch. 10.3-10.4,
Swisher: Introduction to Linear Systems Analysis - Ch. 10

DC Motor Control Lab-LabVIEW & DC Motor Control Lab-LabVIEW (PDF) UPDATED 1/14
[Old archive version] DC Motor Control Lab & DC Motor Control Lab (PDF)
Feedback LTD ES130 Technical Manual
On-line References
Dorf: Modern Control Systems - Ch. 4.1-4.4, Dorf: Modern Control Systems - Ch. 10,
Frederick & Carlson: Linear Systems in Communication & Control - Ch. 3.5, Frederick & Carlson: Linear Systems in Communication & Control - Ch. 10.1,
Frederick & Carlson: Linear Systems in Communication & Control - Ch. 10.3-10.4, Cadzow & Martens: Discrete-Time and Computer Control Systems - Ch. 3,
Cadzow & Martens: Discrete-Time and Computer Control Systems - Ch. 7, Cadzow & Martens: Discrete-Time and Computer Control Systems - Ch. 9

Optimal Control Lab-LabVIEW & Optimal Control Lab-LabVIEW (PDF) UPDATED 3/06, p. 6
[Old archive version] Optimal Control Lab & Optimal Control Lab (PDF)
Optimal Control MATLAB m-file: Discrete Riccati Equation Solution and Gains
On-line References
Frederick & Carlson: Linear Systems in Communication & Control - Ch. 3.5, DeRusso, Roy & Close: State Variables for Engineers - Ch. 8.1-8.5,
Kirk: Optimal Control Theory - Ch. 1, Kirk: Optimal Control Theory - Ch. 2, Kirk: Optimal Control Theory - Ch. 3, Kirk: Optimal Control Theory - Ch. 4, Kirk: Optimal Control Theory - Ch. 5,
Sage & White: Optimum Systems Control - Ch. 5.1-5.2, Sage & White: Optimum Systems Control - Ch. 6.1-6.2

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The ABCs Of ADCs (PDF)

Delta-Sigma ADCs (PDF)

Relate ADC Topologies And Performance To Applications (PDF)

The Real World Versus Your ADC (PDF)

Beware_Aliasing (PDF)

MPU & DSP Comparison (PDF)

DSC (digital signal controllers) (PDF)

Hints for setting up a DSO (PDF)