STEER Summer Program
Presentation will cover:
My educational and teaching background.
Description of research project.
Skills I have learned in STEER.
Knowledge gained from STEER research.
Research Project Description
Develop two block diagrams using SIMULINK to perform simulations on the SPACE test bed model
(1) Open loop system
(2) Closed loop system w/PID controller
Experiment with the PID controller to attain desired results
Write a program in MATLAB to graph the results of both simulations
Open Loop System
Block diagram of the PID controllers added to the six mirrored panels:
Detailed view of each PID controller:
Resulting graph of one panel with PID controllers added to the system:
Skills Learned in STEER
Use of Power Point
Web Page Design
Creating a Web Folio
Use of MATLAB software
Use of SIMULINK software
SHORT RANGE GOALS:
Lessons on vectors and matrices will include how these data structures as used by CSULA students in the SPACE lab.
Work with our math teachers to ensure students appreciate the use of matrices in scientific research.
Include lessons describing how CSULA engineering students design a virtual control system and then translate this design into a C program that directly controls the SPACE lab test bed.
Classroom Applications (conít)
Assign students a year-end project where they present their results in a technical paper and a Power Point presentation.
Bring students to the CSULA Engineering and Technology Open House event to tour labs.
Classroom Applications Ė conít
Long Range Goals
Convert the extra-curricular robotics program to an actual course.
Students will receive high school credit.
This course will be inquiry based.
Students will work in a much more structured environment.
Students will write technical papers and create Power Point presentations to document their progress.
Present teachers with a specific project at the beginning of the program.
Dr. Boussalis for making the SPACE lab a reality for CSULA students and STEER teachers.
Dr. Liu, Dr. Rad, Dr. Dong and Dr. Beyon for their help and patience.
All the STEER student assistants, in particular:
for helping with my project