EE 448/449   Winter/Spring 2020
Systems, Robotics and Control  Capstone Design

MWF 11:30-12:20  

Instructor:      Prof. Howard Jay Chizeck
M446 EE     
chizeck at uw.edu

Yana Sosnovskaya ysos at uw.edu

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Course Description

This course is open to EE seniors and "advanced juniors"--with priority to students in the controls sequence. Students should take this for two quarters (EE4448 in Winter, EE449 in Spring). This will allow 20+ weeks to do your project.

Students will do a design project in teams of students. Possible projects are gathered from various research groups at UW, local companies and affiliated institutions--anywhere an investigator needs a control system developed. So each team has a customer.

What is taught in this course?

Project Management and Planning
A bit about intellectual property and technology commercialization
Some useful topics relating to control system design  and some elements of digital control.

Most of the course will involve project work--in various labs and facilities across campus. No homeworks or final exam--just one 20+ week project.

Teams will upload their designs, progress reports, simulations, videos or whatever. The final report is in the format of a technical conference--with references to items available on line.

All student teams will also give a final presentation regarding their project.

The course will have a small number of lectures (in the 'official' time slot. Most weeks each team will meet privately with the professor and TA (we are technical consultants to your teams).

Some weeks there will be either, short (5 minute) or longer (15 minute) progress reports, presented to all of the class (during the officially scheduled course time). Students will have an opportunity to give and receive technical evaluations and suggestions (from members of other teams).


Last revised  1/7//2020
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