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 discrete-time 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.
535.642 Control Systems for Mechanical Engineering Applications.