Advanced Control System Design

Design of control systems using two degrees of freedom and PID compensators. Ackermann's formula, H-infinity control theory and applications. Analysis and design for nonlinear systems using describing function, state-variables, Lyapunov's stability criterion and Popov's method. Introduction to optimal control theory (dynamic programming). Design problems and extensive use of MATLAB.

3 credits. Prerequisites: ECE 310 and either ECE 320 or ME 351

Course Code: ECE 421

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