Master of Eng. in Automation & IT
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Control of Technical Systems

Qualification aims

Students will learn, understand and be able to apply to technical processes

  • digital signal processing,
  • linear, non-linear and model-predictive control,
  • automation of discrete event systems and
  • protection, automation and control in electrical energy supply.

In particular, they will use "state of the art" automation and control software in order to

  • record and analyse new tasks and problems,
  • choose suitable solution methods,
  • ascertain and evaluate correct solutions.


Students can

  • generate, manipulate and analyze digital and optical signals
  • design, analyze, evaluate and control continuous systems
  • design, analyze, evaluate and control discrete event systems
  • design, analyze, evaluate, control and protect electrical energy systems

by

  • understanding and applying digital signal processing theory
  • understanding and applying theoretical concepts of optoelectronics
  • understanding and applying linear, nonlinear and model predictive control theory
  • understanding and applying discrete event control theory
  • understanding and applying electrical system theory
  • using “state of the art” analysis and design software
  • summarizing results in reports
  • presenting results in oral presentations

to

  • be able to carry out design tasks such as system or plant design, controller design, etc.
  • be qualified for a professional career as automation engineer



Courses

The module consists of four courses:


Digital Signal Processing and Optoelectronics

Tutor

Prof. Kraft

Credit points

4 CP

Term

Spring

Contents

  • Conversion of signals (D/A, D/A), discrete level and time, impact of analogue environment
  • Transfer functions in S-plane
  • Sampling theory fundamentals, Z-transformation, mapping S-Z-plane
  • Fundamentals of digitals filters, transposed systems, DFT/FFT
  • Multi-rate signal processing, sample rate conversion
  • Optical signals
  • Fourier optics (fourier basics, transfer function, convolution, autocorrelation, filtering (high pass, low pass,...), point spread function, sampling theorem, applications)
  • Statistical optics (intensity, coherence functions, interference, coherence tomography)
  • Acousto optics
  • Fibers and switches
  • Laser spectroscopy


Linear, Nonlinear and Model Predictive Control

Tutor

Prof. Scheuring

Credit points

5 CP

Term

Fall

Contents

  • Advanced PID control (override control, etc.)
  • Industrial PID controllers
  • Control matrix algebra
  • Matrix norms
  • State space approach
  • Interconnected systems and feedback
  • Stability, Ljapunow stability and I/O stability
  • Reachability, Observability and Controllability
  • State feedback and output feedback
  • Observers
  • Multivariable poles and zeros
  • Structural characteristics of non-linear systems
  • Model-based predictive control systems
  • Internal model control and Smith predictor
  • Linear model predictive control (MPC)
  • Nonlinear model predictive control (NMPC)
  • Implementation concepts of major manufacturers


Automation of Discrete Event Systems

Tutor

Prof. Scheuring

Credit points

2 CP

Term

Fall

Contents

  • Analysis of discrete event systems
  • Design of discrete event systems
  • Safety oriented discrete event systems
  • Automation of hybrid dynamic systems


Protection, Automation and Control in Electrical Energy Supply

Tutor

Prof. Freiburg

Credit points

2 CP

Term

Spring

Contents

  • Short circuit calculations
  • Information systems in electric energy grids
  • Protection systems
  • Substation communication
  • State estimation
  • Voltage and reactive power control
  • Testing and Monitoring


Bibliography

  • B.E.A. Saleh and M.C. Teich: Fundamentals of Photonics, Wiley, 2007
  • Girod, et.al.: Signals and Systems. ISBN 0-471-98800-6
  • Proakis: Digital Signal Processing. ISBN 0-13-394289-9
  • Diniz, et.al.: Digital Signal Processing. ISBN 0-521-78175-2
  • Vaidyanathan, P.P.: Multirate Systems and Filter Banks. ISBN 0-13-605718-7
  • Astrom, K.J., Hagglund, T.: Advanced PID Control, ISA, Research Triangle Park, 2006
  • William, R.L., Lawrence, D.A.: Linear State-Space Control Systems. Wiley, 2007
  • Liebermann, N.P.: Troubleshooting Process Plant Control. Wiley, 2008
  • Ziegler, G.: Digitaler Differentialschutz, Publics Publishing , 2013
  • Ziegler, G.: Digitaler Distanzschutz, Publics Publishing, 2008
  • Schossig, W.: Netzschutztechnik, VDE, 2001
  • Rashid, M.: Energy Systems in Electrical Engineering, Springer
  • Gómez-Expósito, et al: Electric Energy Systems – Analysis and Operation, CRC Press, 2009
  • Sivanagaraju, S.: Power system operation and control, Pearson, 2010