Feedback and control systems laboratory training manual

Engr. Jeferd E. Saong, M Eng-ECE
ORCID # 0000-0003-4158-9248

Engr. Annalyn D. Soria, MACT

Engr. Leah A. Talusig, MAMath
School of Engineering and Architecture


Due to the absence of a laboratory manual, students of Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCpE) and Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (BSECE) enrolled in Feedback and Control Systems Laboratory (ECECNL1) are limited to developing microcontroller projects using a standard line following mobile robot. This motivated the researchers to design and create a demonstrative laboratory training manual in ECECNL1 to enhance the students experience and investigation of systems that will result in innovative designs and applications. The study evaluated the functionality and relevance of the proposed laboratory training manual as perceived by the students and faculty. Analysis- Design-Develop-Implement-Evaluate (ADDIE) instructional design and descriptive-evaluated research method aided by an evaluation questionnaire were employed for the development of the laboratory training manual. An open source software was chosen for the laboratory training manual while the hardware used were selected based on availability in local electronic stores. The developed laboratory training manual resulted in the template of experiments which included the expected learning outcomes, exploration activities, familiarization of hardware and software, real-life application exercise, troubleshooting guide, and guide questions. The selection of laboratory experiments combined the course specifications of BSECE and BSCpE for ECECNL1. The result of evaluation of the laboratory training manual yielded very high functionality and very high relevance. The developed laboratory training manual is recommended to be utilized in ECECNL1 with the integration of a project presentation as the culminating part of the course.

Keywords: feedback and control systems, training manual, laboratory, microcontrolle

January 15, 2019
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Source: UB Research Journal, Vol. 42, No. 1 January-June 2018