Non-Major Naval Weapons and Control Engineering Courses
In addition to the Robotics and Control Engineering Major, the department is also responsible for offering the following courses to students outside our major. A description of these course can be found at the WRC Course Catalog.
EW300 Naval Weapon Systems
Scientific and engineering principles behind naval weapons systems such as radar, sonar, electro-optics, communication and guidance systems, explosives and ballistics. The course uses the "detect to engage" framework, examining each part of the finding, fixing, targeting, engaging and assessing process.
Required of all students at the Naval Academy.
EW470 Autonomy and Control in Naval Weapon Systems (previously EW360 Control Systems Laboratory)
An introduction to the fundamentals and design of automated control systems. The course develops conceptual understanding and intuition through a series of hands-on laboratory experiences. Topics include systems modeling and simulation tools, time response, feedback and system design for response and stability. Analytical, graphical, and computer techniques are used to emphasize qualitative understanding of systems and techniques that are common to all modern weapon systems.
Required of Non-Robotics and Control Engineering majors.
EW410 Introduction to Control Engineering
The course objectives are to provide an introduction to classical linear control system theory as it pertains to a variety of interdisciplinary problems involving primarily first and second order linear systems, by providing a unified approach to the mathematical modeling of electrical, mechanical, and combined systems. System stability is investigated with analysis conducted on transient and steady state responses to commanded inputs and disturbances. Analytical tools are provided in computer laboratories to conduct exercises and simulations of various systems, including systems before and after PID compensation, using Root Locus or Bode plots.
Required for Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering majors.
EW412 Control Engineering for Electrical Engineering
The course objectives are to provide an introduction to classical and modern linear control system theory to Electrical Engineering majors using analytical, graphical and computer techniques. The course covers both the Frequency Domain and the State Space approaches to control design.
Required for Electrical Engineering major.
SY202 Cyber Systems Engineering
An introductory practicum that emphasizes interconnected cyber-physical systems, communications between those systems, the controls and the associated space in which these relationships exist. The course provides students with an enhanced understanding of basic tools and techniques of cyber systems engineering and the vulnerabilities of such systems. Each student will be required to comprehend fundamental cyber physical and communications systems.
Required for Cyber Operations major.