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Topic 7—Control (14 hours)

7.1 Control (14 hours)


Centralized control systems

7.1.1 Discuss a range of control systems.

7.1.2 Outline the uses of microprocessors and sensor input in control systems.

7.1.3 Evaluate different input devices for the collection of data in specified situations.

7.1.4 Explain the relationship between a sensor, the processor and an output transducer.

7.1.5 Describe the role of feedback in a control system.

7.1.6 Discuss the social impacts and ethical considerations associated with the use of embedded systems.


Distributed systems

7.1.7 Compare a centrally controlled system with a distributed system.

7.1.8 Outline the role of autonomous agents acting within a larger system.