Aims and learning outcomes
This course will recall and reinforce basic notions on systems theory and introduce the students to feedback control. Students will learn different tools for both the analysis and the synthesis of a feedback control law and will understand the crucial role of robustness in such systems. Few case studies of interest for Physics Engineering students will complement the methodological approach of the course.
Topics of lectures and seminars:
- Introduction of dynamic systems and classification
- Continuous time systems, linear time invariant (LTI) systems
- Laplace transform, transfer function, frequency response and Bode diagrams
- Design of linear controllers for LTI continuous time systems
- Discrete time systems, digital control, implementation of a control law
- Advanced control for linear multivariable (MIMO), pole placement, LQR and LQG control
- Nonlinear systems analysis tools and control design
Bachelor course on Automatic Control and basic physics and math notions.
- Slides will be available for download from the Lecturer's personal web page.
- Åström, Murray, "Feedback Systems: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers", online at http://www.cds.caltech.edu/~murray/amwiki/
- Glad, Ljung "Control theory - Multivariable and nonlinear methods", CRC Press
- Locatelli "Optimal control - An introduction", Birkhaeuser
- Khalil "Nonlinear systems", Prentice Hall