Applications of Control Systems


  • Course Code: 1811
  • Semester: 8th
  • Course Type: Specialization - Skills Development (SP-SD)
  • Course Category: Optional (OP)
  • Scientific Field: Embedded Computation Systems (ECS)
  • Lectures: 2 hours/week
  • Lab teaching: 2 hours/week
  • ECTS units: 6
  • Teching and exams language: Greek
  • The course is offered to Erasmus students
  • Recommended prerequisite courses: (1711) Control Systems
  • Coordinator: Tzekis Panagiotis
  • Instructors: Tzekis Panagiotis

Educational goals

The purpose of the course is to create the basic background for understanding the broad scientific area of Control Systems (CS) as well as the application in manufacturing units. The student will have the opportunity with classic drawing techniques to build prototype production units in various sectors of industry. Upon successful completion of the course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • Learns the new methods of automation control technology in the industry.
  • Recognize and explain the operation of various industrial units.
  • Simulates systems and solves them using software.
  • Creates ways to build systems and control them by programming them.
  • Learns the new methods of automation control technology in the industry.
General Skills
  • Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information, using the necessary technologies
  • Generating new research ideas
  • Promotion of free, creative and inductive thinking

Course Contents

Theory Outline
Introduction to Robotics (Historical Review, Contemporary and Future Technology). Structure and Classification of Robots. Basic Robot Control Techniques Robotic Arm Analysis. Models. Robotic Arm Trajectory Design. General characteristics of mechanics and high and low power electromechanical switches. General electrical characteristics machines. Rotary motors S.R., E.R., servo motors, stepper motors, motors without brushes, reducers. Linear displacement motors. Sensors, special sensors angular velocity and position measurement. Tachogenerators, linear and rotary encoders. Reference to new natural resource control technologies (Petroleum – Natural gas).

Workshop outline.
Demonstration of multi-degree-of-freedom robotic arm operation, D.C. speed control motor, open and closed loop no load & with load.- Servo control position. -Fluid level control system. -Two fluid flow control system. -Examples and applications (Liquid mixing control – oven temperature) -Ball control system and Beam – Digital Pendulum Control System (Inverted Pendulum) with PC – Analog control systems: Simulating systems and solving 1st and 2nd order differential equations with the use of software and analog computers.

Teaching Methods - Evaluation

Teaching Method
  • Face-to-face theoretical teaching.
  • Laboratory training in small groups of students.
Use of ICT means
  • Electronic laboratory equipment, electronic notes, electronic communication with students.
Teaching Organization
Activity Semester workload
Laboratory exercises26
Individual study and analysis of literature128
Total 180
Students evaluation

I. Final written exams (FE) (50%) which includes:
- Short answer questions
- Solving theoretic exercises
II. Laboratory examination (LE) (50%) which includes:
- Weekly laboratory work in small groups
- Final Lab Exam
The grade of the course (FE*0.5 + LE*0.5) must be at least five (5).
The grade of the final written exams and the Laboratory exams must be at least four (4).
The evaluation criteria are accessible to students from the online page of the course.

Recommended Bibliography

Recommended Bibliography through "Eudoxus"
  1. Book [3745]: Βιομηχανικός Έλεγχος, Φ. Κουμπουλής
  2. Book [24656]: Εισαγωγή στη διδακτική θετικών επιστημών, Σμυρναίου Ζαχαρούλα Γ.
Complementary greek bibliography
  1. Συστήματα Αυτομάτου Ελέγχου : ΚΑΡΥΜΠΑΚΑΣ-ΣΕΡΒΕΤΑΣ 1978 ΑΘΗΝΑ
  2. Γραμμικά Συστήματα Αυτομάτου Ελέγχου : CHARLES E. ROHRS-JAMES L. MELSA-DONALD G. SCHULTZ
  3. Σύγχρονα Συστήματα Ελέγχου : RICHERD C. DORF-ROBERT H. BISHOP (9η Εκδοση): ΕΚΔ. ΤΖΙΟΛΑ 2003
  4. Robot Builders GORDON MCCOMB (1st edition1987)
  5. MatLab Για Επιστήμονες και Μηχανικούς: ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΟΣ Β. ΧΑΤΖΙΚΟΣ: ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΤΖΙΟΛΑ.
  6. Συστήματα Αυτομάτου Ελέγχου Λυμένες Ασκήσεις : ΑΝΑΣΤΑΣΙΑ Ν. ΒΕΛΩΝΗ : ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΠΑΠΑΣΩΤΗΡΙΟΥ.
  7. Εισαγωγή Στον Αυτόματο Έλεγχο : Π.Ν. ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ : ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΑΘΗΝΑ 1991.
  9. Συστήματα Αυτομάτου Ελέγχου : ΣΠΥΡΟΣ ΠΑΚΤΙΤΗΣ (4η ΕΚΔΟΣΗ 2003)
  10. Συστήματα Αυτομάτου Ελέγχου : ΠΑΝΤΕΛΗΣ ΜΑΛΑΤΕΣΤΑΣ (ΤΟΜΟΣ Α) :ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΤΖΙΟΛΑ 2001.
  11. Συστήματα Αυτομάτου Ελέγχου : ΠΑΝΤΕΛΗΣ ΜΑΛΑΤΕΣΤΑΣ (ΤΟΜΟΣ Β) :ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΤΖΙΟΛΑ 2007.
  12. Ασκήσεις Συστημάτων Αυτομάτου Ελέγχου :ΠΑΝΤΕΛΗΣ ΜΑΛΑΤΕΣΤΑΣ :ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΤΖΙΟΛΑ 2010.
Complementary international bibliography
  1. Electrical Engineering Fundamentals : VINCENT DEL TORO : PRENTICE-HALL.
  2. Modern Control Engineering : KATSUHIKO OGATA (Second Edition) : PRENTICE HALL.
Scientific journals
  1. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering