Howard Jay Chizeck
A A 581
Sampled-data systems, and z-transform. Frequency domain properties. Sampling D/A and A/D conversion. Controller design via discrete-time equivalents, direct methods, state feedback and observers. Quantization effects. LQR control and introduction to LQG optimal control. Prerequisite: either E E/A A/ or M E 548. Offered: jointly with E E/M E 581; W.
Implementation of control systems often involve digital components, even if the controlled system consists of analog electrical, mechanical, or other continuous time processes. This course covers methods of digital control, including issues related to A/D and D/A conversion. Topics include discrete-time and sampled-data systems, the Z-transform, frequency domain properties; sampling, D/A and A/D conversion issues; controller design via discrete-time equivalents to continuous-time controllers, by direct-digital root locus, by loop shaping, and via state feedback and observers; quantization effects, LQR optimal control and an introduction to adaptive control.
The goal of this course is to enable all students to have the skills and knowledge to successfully apply digital control methods.
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