ME 482/ ECE
382 - Control System Analysis Design Systems
Department of Mechanical
Lab Safety Instructions
- Philosophy: The laboratory, an integral part of ECE 382/ME
482, places major emphasis on gaining information to illustrate and
reinforce concepts covered in the lectures on control systems. The
experiment is intended to supply the students with a realistic and
practical experience in control system behavior. A secondary, but still
important, objective is the development of sound attitudes and
procedures in conducting and reporting experimental work. Lastly, the
lab is structured to encourage students to think critically about
engineering problems and develop data analysis skills.
- Reports: Reports are vital part of good engineering practice.
They permit the organization, condensation, analysis, interpretation,
and transmission of meaningful results. For more details and scoring
information see the Lab Manual.
- Preparation and Procedures: The experiment is conducted by
groups of students under the guidance of the Instructor/Teaching
Assistant. Student are expected to come prepared for the lab
session by reading the laboratory manual for their experiments before
entering the lab. The reports are to be handed in at the
beginning of the next scheduled lab unless otherwise directed by the
- Grading: Lab reports are graded out of 100 points. Failure to
use the Lab Manual will result in the
immediate loss of 50 points. Reports are due by midnight two weeks after
they were performed, unless otherwise instructed. Late reports will be
penalized 10% per day, without exception. There
will be no opportunity to make up work which has been missed because of
an unexcused absence or tardiness. If conditions develop which cause you
to miss laboratory work please contact your Instructor/Teaching
Assistant as soon as possible in advance of the scheduled laboratory.
- Laboratory Grades: The laboratory grade will be based on the
grade received for of the laboratory experiment conducted. The grade for
the experiment will be based on the following: (a) written
reports and (b) Instructor/Teaching Assistant's evaluation of
each student's work in the laboratory (participation in discussion,
laboratory procedures, inquisitiveness, etc.).
Updated: October 05, 2006.