13E054URV - Real-Time Control

Course specification
Course title Real-Time Control
Acronym 13E054URV
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status mandatory
Condition None
The goal The main objective of the course is to explain all the phenomena arising from the fact that the real time control of the process is not a direct physical connection process and controller but through a computer algorithm. Students, through intensive practical work, will learn about the problems that are encountered in engineering practice.
The outcome Upon completion of the course the student will be able to: Explain the key aspects of computer use in the real time process control; Designs and implements a direct digital control system; Design and implement a sequential process control using PLC; Design and implement a system for control and monitoring processes (SCADA); Connect programmable controllers in industrial networks.
Contents of lectures Basic concepts of industrial processes control in real time, the necessary hardware components for coupling the process with the computer, a distributed computer-controlled system, the implementation of direct digital control, programmable logic controllers, ladder programming, monitoring and control - SCADA design, control (industrial) networks - hardware, topologies, protocols, implementation
Contents of exercises Implementation of the following projects 1. Implementation of PID controllers-using microcontroller for real-time control 2. Programming a programmable logic controller 3. Design and implementation of the SCADA system
  1. Srbijanka Turajlić, Real time control,
  2. J.Stenerson, Fundamentals of PLCs, Sensors, and Communications, Prentice Hall, 1999
  3. SA Boyer, SCADA: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, Fourth Edition, 2010
  4. W. Bolton, Programmable Logic Controllers, Fifth Edition, Newnes Elsevier, 2009
  5. Khaled Kamel, Eman Kamel, Programmable Logic Controllers: Industrial Control, McGraw-Hill Education - Europe, 2013
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching Lectures cover the theoretical basis and a number of illustrations of various practical solutions. In the exercises, students are prepared for work in the laboratory and have consultations during project development. Students are expected to devote approximately 30 hours of individual work in the laboratory, and 40 hours of individual learning.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 45
Practical lessons 55 Oral examination 0
Colloquia 0
Seminars 0