Course syllabus IV - Intelligent vehicle (ŠAVŠ - WS 2015/2016)

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Course title: Intelligent vehicle
Semester: WS 2015/2016
Course supervisor: prof. Ing. Jan Kovanda, CSc.
Supervising department: Department of Logistics, Quality and Automotive Technology (ŠAVŠ)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Time allowance: full-time, 1/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Type of study: usual
Form of teaching: lecture, seminar
Mode of completion and credits: Classified fulfillment of requirements (2 credits)
Course objective:
The target of the course is to provide students with the principles of feedback and adaptive systems and with the principles of integrated safety.
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Course content:
1.Active propulsion systems overview. Feedback control, linear and non-linear systems. (allowance 2/2)
2.Control systems examples, vehicles, planes, space craft. Phase plane analysis. (allowance 2/2)
3.Stability of controlled systems. Vehicle sensors. (allowance 2/2)
4.Analysis of situation in front of the car, pattern recognition. Integrated safety systems, active elements. (allowance 2/2)
5.Feedback linearization in complex systems. Control target functions. (allowance 2/2)
6.Control strategies overview, robust systems. Car comunication. Intelligent transportation systems. (allowance 2/2)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- describe knowledges about sensor and vehicle active functions utilization for the higher utility value and safety.
- understand modern vehicle electronic systems.
- identify efficient utilization of electronics during vehicle project, development, production and operation.
Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     Attendance of lectures12 h
     Attendance of courses/seminars/tutorials12 h
     Composing of individual (seminar) work14 h
     Preparation for final test18 h
Total56 h
Assessment methods:
Requirement typeDaily attendance
Active lecture/seminar/workshop/tutorial participation30 %
Term paper30 %
Final test40 %
Total100 %
Course completion:
The final evaluation is composed of the following activities: participation in seminars and lectures (30%), submission of a course paper (30%), passing the final test (40%).

Final evaluation
100% - 90% passed, mark 1 (A)
89% - 83% passed, mark 2 (B)
82% - 75% passed, mark 2 (C)
74% - 68% passed, mark 3 (D)
67% - 60% passed, mark 3 (E)
59% - 0% faild, mark N (F)
Support for combined/distance forms of study:
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Reading list:
Diederich Hinrichsen and Anthony J. Pritchard (2005). Mathematical Systems Theory I - Modelling, State Space Analysis, Stability and Robustness. Springer. ISBN 0-978-3-540-44125-0.
Christopher Kilian (2005). Modern Control Technology. Thompson Delmar Learning. ISBN 1-4018-5806-6

Study plans:
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Run in the period of: SS 2015/2016, WS 2014/2015, WS 2013/2014, SS 2012/2013   (and older)
Course tutor: prof. Ing. Jan Kovanda, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Teaching language: English
Room: Mladá Boleslav

Last modification made by Ing. Aleš Kutín on 08/31/2015.

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