Department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering

Undergraduate and Research Labs

Location: Room No. 216, Block VI

General information about lab
The Advanced Process Control Lab is developed to trained our under graduate and post graduate students with the advanced concepts used in the process industries. Also, very good research facilities in the field of process dynamics and control along with the robotics are available in the lab. Some of the facilities are study of MODBUS concept, process control rig with level, flow control loops, control valve characteristic (equal percentage), cascade control loop, ratio control loop and feed forward control loop. The lab has latest data acquisition systems with National Instrument (NI) software LabVIEW.  Many research scholars are working in the lab and contributing hardware oriented research papers in the leading technical journals in the world.

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Facilities available
Plant / Process / System

  • DC Motor
  • Process Rig (Flow, level, Temperature loop) M/s Bytronis UK; M/s Anshuman Tech India
    • Simple feedback loop
    • Cascade loop
    • Ratio control
  • Inverted pendulum
  • Omni Bundle for robotics application M/s Quanser Canada
  • NI LabVIEW Robotics Starter Kit for Prototyping

For real time control
  • PXI
  • FPGA
  • NI compact field point (cFP)
  • NI compactRIO

Data acquisition systems and NI based hardware
  • NI DAQ (USB based)
  • Speedy
  • MODBUS demo box

  • LabVIEW™; Matlab

General information about lab
The lab aims as a novel experimental teaching aid to the students of Instrumentation and Control Engineering at UG and PG levels in addition to the students from Manufacturing and Process Automation Engineering. The facilities in the lab are for teaching the fundamentals of the instrumentation including both the classical trainer based desktop kits and also the latest state of the art computer based systems on virtual instrumentation. Various types of transducers, data acquisition systems and Virtual Instrumentation using LabVIEW are the main components in the laboratory in addition to the computing facility. This lab has become famous among the students and many top ranking students have dream to work and get associated to this laboratory. Industrial consultancies are the next components being planned to be introduced in the lab.

Following are the key instrumentation systems in this laboratory:

  1. PDS LabVIEW S/W
  2. Multisim
  4. NI-PXI based FPGAs
  5. NI DAQs
  6. NI-ElVIS
  7. Electrodynamic shaker system
  8. Fluke dry well thermal calibrator (-20°C – 120 °C)
  9. PC based Measurement of
    • Acceleration
    • Temperature
    • Strain
    • Displacement using LVDT
  10. GC
  11. AAS
  12. DMMs
  13. AFGs
  14. DSOs
  15. Spectrum analyzer

Location: Room No.-112, Block - VI

General information about lab
This Laboratory caters to the need of Post Graduate (Process Control), and Undergraduate students of all branches such as Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computer Engineering, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, and Manufacturing Processes & Automation Engineering. This laboratory helps the students in understanding various controllers by providing them practical knowledge.
In this laboratory practicals are performed on various kits like: Transducer Trainer Kit, Potentiometer Error Detector, Temperature Controller System, Synchro Transmitter Receiver, DC Motor and AC Servo Motor control. Experiments on DC motor(CA06) are also performed. There is a mentor graphics tool for simulation of analog and digital circuits in the lab. Digital Storage Oscilloscopes (DSO) and Function Generators are also available. All types of simulations in continuous and discrete domain can be performed using MATLAB on computers. Associated with this is the block diagram simulation software SIMULINK, which is also used.
Experiments have been designed to observe and validate the time response and frequency response of control systems, performance criteria for optimizing the transient response, and system parameter identification. Students simultaneously work out the solution on the PCs using MATLAB and see exactly how the theoretical and practical observation differ.

General information about lab
The PEE / ELECT. MEAS. Laboratory is located on the first floor of the ICE Division in Room No. 142 Block VI. In this laboratory, students of B. E. IInd Semester and IIIrd Semester of all the branches come to perform the basic experiments. The experiments have been designed so that the students learn the basics of engineering.
The experiments are divided into two types:

  • Hardware based
  • Software based

Hardware Based: Though the world is moving fast towards digitization, some basic hardware experiments have been set up based on the syllabus of the theory courses. The experiments include:
  • Virtual Instrumentation kits for performing experiments on DC network theorems, series RC, RL, RLC circuits.
  • Measurement of power and power factor of circuits using 3-ammeter and 3-voltmeter method.Measurement of power and power factor of circuits using 3-ammeter and 3-voltmeter method.
  • Measurement of resistance of metals and non-metals and study the effect of temperature on resistance, measurement of power consumed by pure R, L and C elements.

Software Based: Pspice based experiments have been designed for circuit simulation.
For research purposes, the equipments existing in the lab are:
  • Trainer kits of AVR, PIC and ARM microcontrollers.

Location: Room No. 008, Block -VI

General information about lab
This Laboratory caters the need of undergraduate students of various branches such as Electronics and Communication engineering, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Manufacturing Processes and Automation and Computer Engineering. This laboratory helps the students to have better understanding of various electrical machines by providing them practical knowledge about the operation and constructional features of electrical machines. The Laboratory is equipped with the following experimental setups:

  • 3 Phase, 3kVA Alternator with 3.5 kW Shunt motor
  • 3.5 HP Compound Generator with 5 HP Shunt Motor
  • 1 HP DC Shunt Motor
  • 1 HP Brushless DC motor with 700 W Shunt motor
  • 1 kW DC shunt motor with 1 kW Shunt Generator
  • 1 kW DC Series motor with 1 kW DC Compound generator
  • 1 kW DC Short shunt Compound Motor with 1 kW DC Shunt Generator
  • 1 Phase, 0.5 kW Induction Motor with 0.5 KW DC Shunt Motor
  • 3 Phase, 5 HP Slipring Induction Motor with 3 Hp DC compound generator
  • 3 Phase, 1 HP Slipring Induction Motor with 1 kW DC Shunt generator
  • 3 Phase, 1 kW Squirrel Cage motor with 1 kW DC Shunt generator
  • 250 W AC Series motor with 125 W DC Shunt generator
  • 1 Phase, 600 W Induction motor with 600 W DC shunt Generator
  • 3 Phase, 1 kW Synchronous motor with 1 kW DC Shunt motor
  • Single and Three-Phase Transformers

Location: Room No 213, Block VI

General information about lab
Industrial Electronics Lab focuses on Power Electronics, Renewable Energy and Electrical Drives engineering. The Practicals designed in Lab are Renewable Energy Sources based using Custom Power Devises, DSP EVM boards, kits and d-Space  based drive systems. IE Lab also provides resources for creating Electrical drives, Power Electronics based systems, emphasizing renewable Energy systems, emergency and backup Electric power sources and power quality systems. IED Lab is also advancing the matrix converters concept to a wide variety of next generation, energy efficient and environment friendly applications.

Facilities available

  1. Softwares: PSPICE, Multisim, MATLAB
  2. Hardware: dSPACE-1104, DC- DRIVES, AC- DRIVES, POWER ELECTRONICS TRAINER KITS, Power Supplies, Function Generators, CRO, 3- Phase Power Analyzer, 1-phase Power Analyzer, Digital Multimeters, DSP (TI-320-2822, 2407), Projectors, fast speed Internet connection and latest configuration of PCs.

Location: Room No 120, Block-VI

General information about lab
This Laboratory has been established to familiarize the students with the most fascinating subject of engineering students i.e. Electrical workshop lab.This laboratory mainly focuses on the Introduction and verification of various tools and circuits such as different wiring techniques used in various fields. It also introduce the functionality of various machine used in industries. The Laboratory is equipped with the following experimental setups:

  1. Introduction of tools, electrical materials, symbols and abbreviations.
  2. To study stair case wiring.
  3. To study house wiring i.e., batten, cleat, casing-capping and conduit wirings.
  4. To study fluorescent tube light.
  5. Control of a light point from three or more different places with the help of intermediate switch
  6. To construct Step-Down Transformer
  7. To make battery eliminator by using a step down transformer having various voltages.
  8. To study circuit of a Simple power supply with regulation & filters
  9. To study circuit & working of a U.P.S.
  10. To study Circuit & working of a Home Inverter.
  11. To study switches, fuses, MCBs and Importance of Earthing.

Location: Room No. 010, Block VI

General information about lab
The Process Control Lab provides training to the students (B.E (Instrumentation & Control), M.Tech(Process Control), and PhD) in the field of Process Instrumentation, control and optimization. A number of PCs are interfaced with Hydraulic, Electro-pneumatic and Electro-Hydraulic systems which are available to demonstrate dynamic processes and to monitor process variables. New equipments like Inverted Pendulum, 3 degree of freedom helicopter have been incorporated in the lab to enable students and scholars to work in the field of non linear system environment. Inverted pendulum systems make good bench top demonstrations of automatic control techniques. They are nonlinear, unstable systems which showcase modern control methods and have the added bonus of being exciting to watch. This laboratory has an inverted pendulum rig provided by the Educational Control Products Company. It is not the conventional rod-on-cart inverted pendulum, but rather steers a horizontal rod in the presence of gravity to balance and control the vertical rod. The 3 DOF Helicopter system is a simplified helicopter model, ideally suited to introduce intermediate to advanced control concepts and theories relevant to real world applications of flight dynamics and control in the tandem rotor helicopters, or any device with similar dynamics. Students learn to develop a state-space model of the system, design a state-feedback controller to regulate the elevation and travel angels of the 3 DOF Helicopter, simulate the closed-loop position controller and evaluate its performance using the linear model of the 3 DOF Helicopter, implement the designed controller on an actual system and evaluate its performance.