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Lab Grading Criteria And Files

PINNED Lab Syllabus: Click to download (PDF file)

PINNED Lab ManualClick to access  (PDF file)

Prelabs are always due on Monday of the week when you have labs. (note: there is no prelab 0.)

Prelabs and Lab Reports will be submitted via Gradescope. Your lab TA will add you to the lab Gradescope. 

Grade Rubric Files Report Templates
05% Lab 0 Matlab 0
Matlab 1
LabReport0.m, controllerlab0.mdl, StepResponseMetrics.m

Intro to Matlab & Equipment
(.doc, .docx)

07% Lab 1 Analog Computer Manual (pdf)
Visio: Analog Comp. & Wires
Op Amp Tutorial (doc)

Simulation Using the Analog Computer
(.tex, .doc, .docx)

08% Lab 2 Making Time Domain Estimates (See also an advanced estimation example in Lab 5 below)

Digital Simulation
(.tex, .doc, .docx)

10% Lab 3 Prelab Template (.doc)(.docx)

Digital Simulation of
a Closed Loop System (a DC Motor)
(.tex, .doc, .docx)

15% Lab 4 Ch 4.5-6, Automatic Control,
prelab file, wiring diagrams

Introduction to DC Motor
(.tex, .doc, .docx)

15% Lab 5 wiring diagrams, Prelab Template (.doc)(.docx), estimation example (you may need it for Table 4, Lab 5 report)

PD Control Using Analog
Computer and Windows Target
(.tex, .doc, .docx)

15% Lab 6 35670A DSA Datasheet,
DSA notes (pdf)

Lead Controller Design
(.tex, .doc, .docx)

25% Project Overview
Packet (pdf)
*please do not print these in the lab
Part3 m-file
Prelab Template (.doc)(.docx) 

Stabilizing the
Reaction Wheel Pendulum

TAs & Office Hours

Usman Ahmed Syed: ABB and ABE;

Office hrs: Fri 16:00 - 18:00 in ECEB 3077

Srushti Manjunath: ABA and ABF;

Office hrs: Mon 10:00 - 12:00 in ECEB 3077

Yu-Ju Chang: ABC and ABD;

Office hrs: Wed 17:00 - 19:00 in ECEB 3077


Spring 2024: ECE 486 Lab Schedule 

Week Lab Group
Jan. 14 No Labs
Jan. 21 Lab 0 All
Jan. 28 Lab 1* All
Feb. 4 Lab 2* All
Feb. 11 Lab 3* All
Feb. 18 Lab 4 A
Feb. 25 Lab 4 B
Mar. 3 Lab 5 A
Mar. 10 Spring Break
Mar. 17 Lab 5 B
Mar. 24 Final Project I All
Mar. 31 Lab 6 A
Apr. 7 Lab 6 B
Apr. 14 Final Project II All
Apr. 21 Final Project III All
Apr. 28 Final Project IV All


* Group A meets the first 90 min, group B meets the last 90 min. Group partition will be decided before the start of lab (first week).

Spring 2024: Weekly Schedule for ECEB 3077

Time Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri
9:00 am     ECE 486 Lab    ECE 486 Lab
10:00 am Lab Office Hour   ECE 486 Lab    ECE 486 Lab
11:00 am Lab Office Hour   ECE 486 Lab    ECE 486 Lab
12:00 pm          
1:00 pm          ECE 486 Lab
2:00 pm     ECE 486 Lab    ECE 486 Lab
3:00 pm    ECE 486 Lab ECE 486 Lab ECE 486 Lab  ECE 486 Lab
4:00 pm    ECE 486 Lab ECE 486 Lab ECE 486 Lab  Lab Office Hour 
5:00 pm    ECE 486 Lab   Lab Office Hour ECE 486 Lab   Lab Office Hour 
6:00 pm      Lab Office Hour    


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