ERIC Number: EJ1142735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
An Experience of CACSD for Networked Control Systems: From Mechatronic Platform Identification to Control Implementation
Losada, Cristina; Espinosa, Felipe; Santos, Carlos; Gálvez, Manuel; Bueno, Emilio J.; Marrón, Marta; Rodríguez, Francisco J.
IEEE Transactions on Education, v59 n4 p299-306 Nov 2016
Continual advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) are revolutionizing virtual education and bringing new tools on the market that provide virtual solutions to a range of problems. Nevertheless, nonvirtual experimentation using computer-aided control system design tools is still fundamental for future engineers. This paper describes a control course laboratory element, which is designed to teach electronic control engineering, in which students use a networked control system to steer and drive an electric car prototype. Multidisciplinary in nature, this laboratory allows students to take advantage of their previous academic training, as they model the plant from an open-loop test and contrast the simulated behavior with experimental results obtained on the prototype. A goal in this work was that students, across multiple engineering disciplines, should be able to integrate the knowledge acquired throughout their degree studies. An evaluation of students' grades, and their perception of the course, was conducted; this confirmed the educational benefits of the approach.
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Computer Assisted Design, Motor Vehicles, Active Learning, Student Projects, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Computer Uses in Education, Laboratory Experiments, Student Attitudes, Grades (Scholastic)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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