Investigating and Designing Control Systems

This is one of a series of extended units, from the Association for Science Education and the Design and Technology Association, to provide in-depth coverage of a topic or an area of the curriculum. Through the study of this unit, students can learn about control systems; use a process for analysing systems; and carry out a design and make assignment using a series of focused practical tasks as resources to support the assignment.

This unit is intended for use in Design and Technology courses. However, students need to apply knowledge and understanding from science. For example, the characteristics of electrical/electronic components and sub-systems, infra red radiation, as well as force and pressure in pneumatic systems. Students also use the techniques for research and investigation acquired in science.

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Part 1 Explaining control systems
Part 2 Some ideas for control projects
Part 3 Designing control systems

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