This class will provide a comprehensive treatment of the analysis and design of discrete-time control systems. The course will build upon the student’s knowledge of classical control theory and extend that knowledge to the discretetime domain. This course is highly relevant to aspiring control systems and robotics engineers since most control system designs are implemented in micro-processors(hence the discrete-time domain) vice analog circuitry. Additionally, the course will go into advanced control system designs in the state-space domain and will include discussions of modern control design techniques including linear-quadratic optimal control design, pole-placement design, and state-space observer design. The class will use a series of applications that build in complexity throughout the semester to emphasize and reinforce the material.
EN.535.642 Control Systems for Mechanical Engineering Applications.