BME 444 Biomedical Controls — Spring 2019
Lectures: 11:00–12:15 TR, Brevard Hall Room 122
Office: Glenn Walker, Brevard Hall Room 333, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: Drop in or check my calendar and email me for an appointment.
Teaching Assistant: Jomiloju “JJ” Adebolu email@example.com
Required Text: Control Systems Engineering (7th Edition), Norman S. Nise, Wiley 2015.
Recommended Text: The Application of Control Theory to Physiological Systems, Howard T. Milhorn, Saunders 1966.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Define signal and system
- Describe control system characteristics
- Model biomedical systems in the time and frequency domain
- Determine the response of a biomedical system given an input
- Analyze biomedical systems for stability
- Design control systems given system specifications
- Use MATLAB to solve control systems problems
If you have questions during reading, solving homework problems, writing up reports, studying for exams, etc., send me an email with the question. I will respond to all students, “A student asked the following question…” so you will not be identified. Office visits are also welcome.
Homework is due at the beginning of class on the due date.
Homework is assigned to help you practice applying the principles you learn in class. If you are late to class, so is the homework. Late homework will receive a maximum grade of 50%. After 24 hours, late HW will receive a grade of 0%.
Final Exam: Tuesday, May 7, 12:00–3:20 PM in Brevard 122.
Bring your own calculator to the exams—cell phones will not be allowed as a substitute. Check your batteries before the exam. Exams missed with certified medical excuses or prior instructor approval will be dealt with individually.
The final course grade comprises:
Final grades will be assigned based on the following scale:
||Intro to technological systems (N 1)||HW1
Electrical systems (N 2)
||G(s) of mechanical systems (N 2)||HW2
||G(s) of mechanical systems (N 2)|
||State space (N 3)||HW3
||State space (N 3)||Aquifer Problem|
||Intro to physiological systems (M 8)||HW4
Due Feb 21
||Physiological system DE
||Time response (N 4)||HW5
Due Feb 28
1st Order Response
||Time response (N 4)||Slides|
||Review||IO Exam 1|
||Block diagrams (N 5)|
||Simplification; Signal flow (N 5)||HW6
Due Mar 26
||Stability (N 6)||HW7
Due Mar 28
||SS errors (N 7)|
||SS errors (N 7)||HW8
Due Apr 2
||Root locus (N 8)||HW9
Due Apr 9
||Frequency response (N 9)|
||Frequency response (N 9)||tf and zpk
||Frequency response (N 9)||HW10
Due Apr 16
||Review||IO Exam 2|
||Static characteristics (M 11)|
||Example: Glucose control|
(N = Nise, M = Milhorn)
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