Eduardo Gallestey Alvarez: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021
|Name||Dr. Eduardo Gallestey Alvarez|
La Piece 16
|Department||Information Technology and Electrical Engineering|
|227-0207-00L||Nonlinear Systems and Control |
Prerequisite: Control Systems (227-0103-00L)
|6 credits||4G||E. Gallestey Alvarez, P. F. Al Hokayem|
|Abstract||Introduction to the area of nonlinear systems and their control. Familiarization with tools for analysis of nonlinear systems. Discussion of the various nonlinear controller design methods and their applicability to real life problems.|
|Objective||On completion of the course, students understand the difference between linear and nonlinear systems, know the mathematical techniques for analysing these systems, and have learnt various methods for designing controllers accounting for their characteristics.|
Course puts the student in the position to deploy nonlinear control techniques in real applications. Theory and exercises are combined for better understanding of the virtues and drawbacks present in the different methods.
|Content||Virtually all practical control problems are of nonlinear nature. In some cases application of linear control methods leads to satisfactory controller performance. In many other cases however, only application of nonlinear analysis and control synthesis methods will guarantee achievement of the desired objectives. |
During the past decades mature nonlinear controller design methods have been developed and have proven themselves in applications. After an introduction of the basic methods for analysing nonlinear systems, these methods will be introduced together with a critical discussion of their pros and cons. Along the course the students will be familiarized with the basic concepts of nonlinear control theory.
This course is designed as an introduction to the nonlinear control field and thus no prior knowledge of this area is required. The course builds, however, on a good knowledge of the basic concepts of linear control and mathematical analysis.
|Lecture notes||An english manuscript will be made available on the course homepage during the course.|
|Literature||H.K. Khalil: Nonlinear Systems, Prentice Hall, 2001.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Prerequisites: Linear Control Systems, or equivalent.|