352-0506/03 – Automatic Control Devices (PAŘ)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Control Systems and InstrumentationCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jaromír Škuta, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jaromír Škuta, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
PAW0005 Ing. Miroslav Pawlenka
PAW0016 Ing. Tomáš Pawlenka
SKU51 doc. Ing. Jaromír Škuta, Ph.D.
TUM52 prof. Ing. Jiří Tůma, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+3
Part-time Credit and Examination 12+4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim is to acquire knowledge and skills in the handling of control technology both in the field of hardware (sensors, actuators, unification modules, control systems) and software (configuration software for this technology).

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs
Project work


Devices of automatic control their devided, characteristics (software and technical tools), control systems, hierarchical structure. Information acquisition elements (sensors, standardized signals, ...), transformation, amplification and transmission elements (operational amplifiers, A/D and D/A converters). Information processing elements (analog and digital controllers, compact and modular controllers). Members for logic control (combinational, sequential, logic PLCs). Members for use and display of information (analog displays, digital displays, operator stations). Connection of control systems to the technological process (industrial networks ILAN). Methodology of control chain design and implementation (computer aided design, examples).

Compulsory literature:

FRADEN, J. Handbook of Modern Sensors, 5th Edition. Springer 2016, 758 p. ISBN-10 9783319193021, ISBN-13 978-3319193021. INIEWSKI, K. Smart Sensors for Industrial Applications, 1 Edition. CRC Press, 2016. 598 p. ISBN-10 113807764X, ISBN-13 978-1138077645. NIHTIANOV, S., LUQUE, A. Smart Sensors and MEMS, 2nd Edition. Woodhead Publishing, 2018. 604 p. ISBN 9780081020555, eBook ISBN 9780081020562. XIAO, P. Designing Embedded Systems and the Internet of Things (IoT) with the ARM mbed, 1st Edition. Wiley, 2018. 344p. ISBN 9781119364016.

Recommended literature:

BERGE, J. 2001. Fieldbuses for Process Control: Engineering, Operation, and Maintenance. New York (USA): ISA, 2001. 468 p. ISBN 1-55617-760-7. BOLTON, W. Instrumentation and Control Systems. Newnes, 2004, 352 p. ISBN-10 9780750664325, ISBN-13 978-0750664325. BRÄUNL, Thomas. 2003 Embedded robotics: mobile robot design and applications with embedded systems. Berlin: Springer, 2003. ISBN 3-540-03436-6. WHITT, M. D. 2003. Successful Instrumentation and Control Systems Design. New York (USA): ISA, 2003. 360 p. ISBN 1-55617-844-1.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Protocols, test.



Other requirements

Prepare protocols from measurement. 80% participation in exercises. Personal participation in all practical measurements.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction to the subject and content of the studied subject. Devices of automatic control their divided, propertis (software and technical tools), control systems, hierarchical structure of control. 2. Overview and devided of sensors. 3. Overview and devided of el. drive units. 4. Distributed management systems, team work, its implementation and skills of a system engineer. SCADA/MMI systems their properties and deployment in hierarchical structure of control. 5. Industrial networks, basic types, 7-layer model, physical layer…. application layer. 6. Wifi networks, configuration of access points in industry and AD-HOC configuration, connection of control systems to technological process (ILAN, LAN, WLAN). Sample of laboratory set. 7. Control systems used in technical practice, their devided, (programmable logic controllers, IPC, uP, controllers, …). 8. Interfaces of control systems, sensors, power units and actuators used in technical practice (unification / amplification of signals, conversion of quantities, ...). 9. Description of single-chip computers of higher series, description of selected implemented modules. 10. Programming of single-chip computers using higher programming language. 11. Methods of debugging proposed algorithms in simulation environment and gradual runing of real task. 12. Devices supporting communication I2C, SPI (MEMS, memories, converters,…) and special circuits for signal processing. 13. Intelligent sensors their internal structure and description of realization. 14. Time reserve.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  21
        Examination Examination 65  30 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Personal participation in practical measurements, min. 80% participation in exercises. Measurement of all practical tasks and submission of all programs by the end of the semester.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Personal meeting in the first week of the semester with the lecturer. Measurement of all practical tasks and submission of all programs by the end of the semester.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2023/2024 (N0714A270012) Control of Machines and Processes PAŘ P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0714A270012) Control of Machines and Processes PAŘ P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0714A270012) Control of Machines and Processes PAŘ P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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