Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of California, Irvine

Spring 2015

This course covers theory and experiments on motor control systems, electrical filters, amplifiers, structural resonance and vibration. These topics are important for building robots, mechatronic devices, and structures. These systems will be described by linear, ordinary, differential equations. Key goals of the class are to use these equations to predict, understand, and control the behavior of machines, and to design, build, and test a robotic device as a final project.
This course requires solution of design problems related to control and vibration, as well as design and construction of a robotic device for the final project.

Class information

Lecture time

MWF 3:00 - 3:50 PM

Lecture location


Lab locations

EG2101 and EG2102

ET409 and 421

Class Syllabus

Open lab times

Friday 10-12AM and 1-3PM. Mechanical and Electrical.

There will also be additional hours supervised by Kurtis Wragg as follows

  • Mondays in Eng Tower 146 4-10pm. Fabrication and Electrical.
  • Wednesdays in Eng Tower 421 8-10pm. Fabrication only.
  • Fridays in Eng Tower 146 4-10pm. Fabrication and Electrical.