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 Discussion of a Master's Dissertation

On Thursday, 21/7/2022, the discussion of the master’s dissertation for the graduate student (Mayassa Ali Salman) in (Mechatronics Engineering) was made in the discussion room (Hall No. 9) at the Control and Systems Engineering Department for her research entitled: “Design of Adaptive Control for a Prosthesis Knee” This examination committee consisted of:

1- Asst. Prof. Dr. Alaa Abdulhadi Jabr / Chairman.

2- Asst. Prof. Dr. Hadeel Qassem Wadi / Member.

3- Asst. Prof. Dr. Evan Esho Kurial / Member.

4- Asst. Prof. Dr. Salim Khalifa Kazem / Member and Supervisor.

The movement of people who have had their lower limbs amputated is slower and less stable and requires more metabolic energy than that of people who are physically fit, and they also often have difficulty moving on uneven ground and stairs. In most cases, these problems can be traced back to the use of above-the-knee prosthesis controllers, which enhance mobility and increase the quality of life for the millions of individuals who have lost their lower limbs. This paper focuses on the design and modeling of a dual-degree of freedom system in the knee joint mechanism to control the internal and external rotation of the femoral tibia complex to enable the patient to move and turn in both directions. The non-linear mathematical model of the artificial knee includes kinetic and dynamic models of two degrees of freedom to analyze and design the artificial knee Controllers are designed and simulated with MATLAB to optimize desired joint position specifications while tracking medical pathways for the desired position. The work proposed a bat algorithm to fine tune the design parameters such as improving the dynamic performance of the artificial knee. It was found that the improvement in system responses was achieved using the feedback controller and the adaptive feedback controller. The rate of improvement in the adaptive optimal control as compared to the retrograde optimal control was 11.1% in the thigh and 3.4% in the leg. The discussion was attended by the Assistant Head of the Department for Scientific Affairs and Graduate Studies (Prof. Dr. Mohamed Youssef Hassan) and the Assistant Head of the Administrative Affairs Department (Prof. Dr. Hazem Ibrahim Ali). On this occasion, we congratulate the student (Mayassa Ali Salman) and wish her continued success.











 Conclusion of the Syllabus for the Course Entitled (Components’ Principles of Electronic Circuits) which was Held at the Control and Systems Engineering Department

The syllabus of the course entitled (Components’ Principles of Electronic Circuits) was concluded in the laboratory of the Automation and Robotics Research Unit in the Control and Systems Engineering Department. The course aims to familiarize students with the shapes and models of electronic components, how to check them, know their value, what the numbers, symbols or colors on them mean, how to examine them and determine their validity with knowing the causes of their failure and finding suitable alternatives by knowing the technical specifications of each piece using tables or the Internet. The course also aims to motivate students, simplify the concept of using measuring devices in a logical and correct manner, and enable students to understand electronic maps and how to implement them and examine electronic boards to determine faulty components. Moreover, the course includes familiarization with the methods to read and measure resistors, fixed and variable capacitors of all kinds, diodes, transistors, coils, and voltage stabilizers. The duration of this course was approximately 20 hours, distributed over two months of 90 minutes per week. The course organizer was Engineer Omar Farhan Jassim. 








The Control and Systems Engineering Department Holds a Training Course Entitled “Identifying the Components of Robots in Practice”

A training course was held in the Control and Systems Engineering Department. The course was entitled “Identifying the Components of Robots in Practice” for a real robot explaining the robot arm components of links and motors. The course was held for the engineers, the academic staff members, and the students of the Control and Systems Engineering Department in the Mechatronics Laboratory over a period of seven days for two hours a day from 22-6-2022 to 28-6-2022. The course lectures were delivered by the two faculty members in the department, Eng. Hind Zuhair Khalil and Eng. Laith Khamis Majid. The course participants expressed the extent to which they benefited from the information presented in the course, hoping to hold more technical courses that would enrich their technical information and they expressed their appreciation to the department for its great support in holding such courses.                                                    













Arduino Use and Programming

In cooperation with the Graduate Follow-up Unit in our department, two training courses were held for students of the second stage of the Computer Engineering Branch, including morning and evening studies. The duration of each of these courses was three days over a month for the first session (the evening study) from 10 am to 12 pm in the computer lab (PC1), and for the second session (the morning study with the guests from the evening study) from 12 pm to 2 pm in the computer lab (PC2). An introduction about this type of controllers and the way to program it were given. In addition, applications on how to connect the sensors (gas, flame, and light sensors) in addition to the DC motor and how to manage it were also given in this course. The total number of students participating in these two courses was (27 male and female students). This course was delivered by Asst. Lect. Mohamed Hassan and Lect. Farah Flaieh.                                                  








Control and Systems Engineering Department Conducts a Training Course Entitled (Numerical Analysis Methods Using MATLAB)

A four-day, two-hour daily training course entitled Numerical Analysis Methods Using MATLAB was held in the Department of Control and Systems Engineering in the Computer Control and Network Laboratories from 20-23/6/2022. The course was lectured by department teaching staff Dr. Hudhaifa Khalil Ibrahim and Lect. Louay Thamer Rashid. The course dealt with several topics including an introduction to MATLAB and solving mathematical equations with one or more variable using MATLAB and various methods of numerical analysis. The aim of the course is to develop the teaching staff and members of the department in the field of using MATLAB in solving mathematical equations using various methods of numerical analysis. The department will distribute certificates to participants after the course.                                                       











The Control and Systems Engineering Department Holds a Training Course Entitled “Representation of Electronic Circuits Using Matlab/Simscape”

A training course entitled “Representation of Electronic Circuits Using Matlab/Simscape” was held at the Control and Systems Engineering Department in the Control Laboratory over a two-day period from 13 to 14 June 2022. The lecture of the training course was delivered by (Lect. Dr. Hudhayfa Khalil Ibrahim), who is a member of our department’s academic staff. This training course addressed several subjects including (An Introduction to Simulink, Simscape, Design of an Operational Amplifier Circuit using Matlab/Simscape). The objectives of this training course include representing and simulating electrical and electronic circuits using Matlab in addition to the main objective of improving the staff members and the students of the department in the field of representing the electronic circuits using Matlab/Simscape. After the course is completed, the department will give certificates to the participants in the course. 








Discussion of a Master's Dissertation

On Thursday, 16/6/2022, the master's thesis of the graduate student (Haider Ibrahim Mutar) specialized in (Computer Engineering) was discussed in the discussion room (Hall No. 9) at the Control and Systems Engineering Department for his research entitled:

“PSO-based Energy Optimization Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Network” The discussion committee consisted of:

1- Asst. Prof. Dr. Hamid Musa Hassan Chairman

2- Asst. Prof. Dr. Dalal Abd-Almuhsin Hmood Member

3- Asst. Prof. Dr. Ahmed Mudhir Hassan Member

4- Asst. Prof. Dr.Muna Muhammed Jawad Member and Supervisor

This dissertation introduces an algorithm to extend the life of wireless sensor networks (WSNs), where it has been proposed to deploy the sensors (wireless sensors) in the form of fixed groups arranged as geometric shapes to ensure full coverage of the area being monitored, and to ensure the balance of network loads. The researcher proposed a technique for selecting the cluster head based on the particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm using a new fitness function. This technology takes into account various factors to extend the life of the network, including the distance from the base station (BS), and the power remaining at the sensor node. This dissertation deals with two study cases; the first one is about monitoring liquid levels in oil reservoir fields by networks of wireless sensor radars (WSRs), and the second one is about monitoring forest fires through wireless sensor networks for early detection of forest fires. 











A Campaign to Plant 500 Olive Trees

Under the supervision of the President of the University of Technology, Prof. Dr. Ahmed Al-Ghabban, and in cooperation among the Control and Systems Engineering Department, the IoT Maker Foundation, and the Voluntary Work Unit at the university, a campaign has been carried out to plant the university’s gardens and its empty spaces and corridors. The university students and affiliates participated in this campaign, with the aim of increasing green spaces and adding a beautiful view to the university. The President of the University, his administrative assistant, and the Head of the Control and Systems Engineering Department, contributed to the process of planting the blessed tree. They also praised the campaign leader (Engineer Muhammed Khalid), head of the foundation and one of the university’s graduate for his precious initiative. In addition, the President of the University thanked all the volunteers in the campaign for a more beautiful University of Technology.    




The Control and Systems Engineering Department Honors the Students Participating in the Eighth Scientific Exhibition for Manufactured Devices and Robots

The students who participated in the eighth scientific exhibition for manufactured devices and robotics were honored by the Head of the Department, Asst. Prof. Dr. Azad Raheem Kareem by certificates of appreciation for their scientific efforts in participating in the eighth scientific exhibition. We congratulate them for these efforts in the service of our cherished university and the development of our beloved Iraq and its institutions, and we wish them continued success.                                                    



















The Control and Systems Engineering Department Holds its Eighth Scientific Exhibition for Robotics and Manufactured Devices

On Tuesday, 10/5/2022, the Control and Systems Engineering Department held the comprehensive scientific exhibition for robotics and manufactured devices for the eighth year in a row. The exhibition was held by students and academic staff members of the department, with a large number of participations and products. The exhibition was attended by the Assistant President of the University for Scientific Affairs and Graduate Studies (Prof. Dr. Haider Abed Dhahad), a number of heads of departments, directors of centers, and members of the university. The exhibition was completed under the direct supervision of the Head of the Department (Asst. Prof. Dr. Azad Raheem Kareem). This exhibition is considered a major scientific activity adopted by the department every year, specifically at the end of the academic year, to display the devices and robots that have been manufactured inside the department and by its students and academic staff members. These devices were built starting from the beginning of the academic year and they are based on scientific ideas and applications at the same time. Some of these devices are graduation projects for undergraduate students, and the other devices are for postgraduate students and the academic staff members. The exhibition included scientific and applied products directed towards serving the community and our beloved Iraq.








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