Calendar

SES # LECTURES KEY DATES
1

Introduction to the class!

Project deliverables

System Design: Concepts of the process and an overview

 
2

Linear Systems 1/2: Properties and examples

Project meeting

Assign HW 1
3 Linear Systems 2/2: Convolution and the Fourier transform  
4

Spectra 1/2: Properties and tools

Project meeting

Assign project proposal (due in 1 week)

Collect HW 1

Assign HW 2

5 Spectra 2/2: Applications  
6

Overview of Experiments, Data, Testing, and Presentations

Project meeting

Collect project proposal

Collect HW 2

Assign HW 3

7 Probability and Random Variables  
8

A Prototype Random Environment: Marine vessels in seas

Project meeting

Collect HW 3

Assign HW 4

9 Long- and Short-term Statistics  
10 System Design: Revisited, tools and applications

Collect HW 4

Assign HW 5

11

Machine Elements 1/2: Gears and bearings

Project meeting

Collect HW 5

Assign HW 6

12 Machine Elements 2/2: Mechanical linkages  
13

Optimization 1/2: Varieties of optimization methods for design

Project meeting

Collect HW 6

Assign HW 7

14 Optimization 2/2: Dynamic and linear programming Assign milestone presentation (due in one week)
15

Simulation and Design for Uncertainty 1/2: Monte Carlo techniques

Project meeting

Collect HW 7

Assign HW 8

16

Simulation and Design for Uncertainty 2/2: Quadrature techniques

Milestone presentations

Collect milestone presentation slides
17

Navigation Systems 1/3: Absolute reference

Project meeting

Collect HW 8

Assign HW 9

18 Navigation Systems 2/3: Relative reference  
19

Navigation Systems 3/3: Physics of underwater acoustics

Project meeting

Collect HW 9
20 Feedback 1/3: The connection with uncertainty  
21

Feedback 2/3: Selected topics in control implementation

Project meeting

Assign final presentation draft slides (due in one week)
22

Feedback 3/3: Discrete-time signals and control

Project meeting

Collect final presentation draft slides

Assign ethics readings

Assign final presentation (due in one week)

23 Engineering Ethics 1/2: Overview and case studies  
24

Engineering Ethics 2/2: Case studies

Final presentations

 
25 Final presentations (cont.) Collect final presentation slides

Course Info

Learning Resource Types

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assignment Problem Sets