# Search result: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2017

Robotics, Systems and Control Master | ||||||

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Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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151-0107-20L | High Performance Computing for Science and Engineering (HPCSE) I | W | 4 credits | 4G | P. Koumoutsakos, P. Chatzidoukas | |

Abstract | This course gives an introduction into algorithms and numerical methods for parallel computing for multi and many-core architectures and for applications from problems in science and engineering. | |||||

Objective | Introduction to HPC for scientists and engineers Fundamental of: 1. Parallel Computing Architectures 2. MultiCores 3. ManyCores | |||||

Content | Programming models and languages: 1. C++ threading (2 weeks) 2. OpenMP (4 weeks) 3. MPI (5 weeks) Computers and methods: 1. Hardware and architectures 2. Libraries 3. Particles: N-body solvers 4. Fields: PDEs 5. Stochastics: Monte Carlo | |||||

Lecture notes | http://www.cse-lab.ethz.ch/index.php/teaching/42-teaching/classes/615-hpcse1 Class notes, handouts | |||||

151-0323-00L | Autonomous Mobility on Demand: From Car to Fleet Number of participants limited to 20. | W | 4 credits | 4G | E. Frazzoli, A. Censi | |

Abstract | Autonomous Mobility on Demand systems based on self-driving cars will make a huge impact in the world. This class describes the basics of modeling, perception, learning, planning, and control for fleets of self-driving cars. We focus particular regard to the problem of integration and co-design of components and behaviors. The course has a heavy experimental component. | |||||

Objective | The students will learn how to create all parts of an architecture for a complex multi-robot system performing a nontrivial task (an autonomous taxi service). | |||||

Content | Part 1: Single car functionalities (perception-planning-control loop, based on vision data); Part 2: Multiple cars (formal methods for safety, platooning, coordination, fleet-level policy optimization) | |||||

Lecture notes | Course notes will be provided for free in an electronic form. | |||||

Literature | Course notes will be provided for free in an electronic form. These are some books that can be used to provide background information or consulted as references: (1) Siegwart, Nourbakhsh, Scaramuzza - Introduction to autonomous mobile robots; (2) Norvig, Russell - Artificial Intelligent, a modern approach. (3) Peter Corke - Robotics Vision and Control (4) Oussama Khatib, Bruno Siciliano - Handbook of Robotics | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Students should have taken a basic course in probability. Students should be familiar with basic programming and Linux use. | |||||

151-0509-00L | Microscale Acoustofluidics Number of participants limited to 30. | W | 4 credits | 3G | J. Dual | |

Abstract | In this lecture the basics as well as practical aspects (from modelling to design and fabrication ) are described from a solid and fluid mechanics perspective with applications to microsystems and lab on a chip devices. | |||||

Objective | Understanding acoustophoresis, the design of devices and potential applications | |||||

Content | Linear and nonlinear acoustics, foundations of fluid and solid mechanics and piezoelectricity, Gorkov potential, numerical modelling, acoustic streaming, applications from ultrasonic microrobotics to surface acoustic wave devices | |||||

Lecture notes | Yes, incl. Chapters from the Tutorial: Microscale Acoustofluidics, T. Laurell and A. Lenshof, Ed., Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015 | |||||

Literature | Microscale Acoustofluidics, T. Laurell and A. Lenshof, Ed., Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015 | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Solid and fluid continuum mechanics. Notice: The exercise part is a mixture of presentation, lab session and hand in homework. | |||||

151-0563-01L | Dynamic Programming and Optimal Control | W | 4 credits | 2V + 1U | R. D'Andrea | |

Abstract | Introduction to Dynamic Programming and Optimal Control. | |||||

Objective | Covers the fundamental concepts of Dynamic Programming & Optimal Control. | |||||

Content | Dynamic Programming Algorithm; Deterministic Systems and Shortest Path Problems; Infinite Horizon Problems, Bellman Equation; Deterministic Continuous-Time Optimal Control. | |||||

Literature | Dynamic Programming and Optimal Control by Dimitri P. Bertsekas, Vol. I, 3rd edition, 2005, 558 pages, hardcover. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Requirements: Knowledge of advanced calculus, introductory probability theory, and matrix-vector algebra. | |||||

151-0593-00L | Embedded Control Systems | W | 4 credits | 6G | J. S. Freudenberg, M. Schmid Daners | |

Abstract | This course provides a comprehensive overview of embedded control systems. The concepts introduced are implemented and verified on a microprocessor-controlled haptic device. | |||||

Objective | Familiarize students with main architectural principles and concepts of embedded control systems. | |||||

Content | An embedded system is a microprocessor used as a component in another piece of technology, such as cell phones or automobiles. In this intensive two-week block course the students are presented the principles of embedded digital control systems using a haptic device as an example for a mechatronic system. A haptic interface allows for a human to interact with a computer through the sense of touch. Subjects covered in lectures and practical lab exercises include: - The application of C-programming on a microprocessor - Digital I/O and serial communication - Quadrature decoding for wheel position sensing - Queued analog-to-digital conversion to interface with the analog world - Pulse width modulation - Timer interrupts to create sampling time intervals - System dynamics and virtual worlds with haptic feedback - Introduction to rapid prototyping | |||||

Lecture notes | Lecture notes, lab instructions, supplemental material | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Prerequisite courses are Control Systems I and Informatics I. This course is restricted to 33 students due to limited lab infrastructure. Interested students please contact Marianne Schmid (E-Mail: marischm@ethz.ch) After your reservation has been confirmed please register online at www.mystudies.ethz.ch. Detailed information can be found on the course website http://www.idsc.ethz.ch/education/lectures/embedded-control-systems.html | |||||

151-0601-00L | Theory of Robotics and Mechatronics | W | 4 credits | 3G | P. Korba, S. Stoeter | |

Abstract | This course provides an introduction and covers the fundamentals of the field, including rigid motions, homogeneous transformations, forward and inverse kinematics of multiple degree of freedom manipulators, velocity kinematics, motion planning, trajectory generation, sensing, vision, and control. It’s a requirement for the Robotics Vertiefung and for the Masters in Mechatronics and Microsystems. | |||||

Objective | Robotics is often viewed from three perspectives: perception (sensing), manipulation (affecting changes in the world), and cognition (intelligence). Robotic systems integrate aspects of all three of these areas. This course provides an introduction to the theory of robotics, and covers the fundamentals of the field, including rigid motions, homogeneous transformations, forward and inverse kinematics of multiple degree of freedom manipulators, velocity kinematics, motion planning, trajectory generation, sensing, vision, and control. This course is a requirement for the Robotics Vertiefung and for the Masters in Mechatronics and Microsystems. | |||||

Content | An introduction to the theory of robotics, and covers the fundamentals of the field, including rigid motions, homogeneous transformations, forward and inverse kinematics of multiple degree of freedom manipulators, velocity kinematics, motion planning, trajectory generation, sensing, vision, and control. | |||||

Lecture notes | available. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | The course will be taught in English. | |||||

151-0604-00L | Microrobotics | W | 4 credits | 3G | B. Nelson | |

Abstract | Microrobotics is an interdisciplinary field that combines aspects of robotics, micro and nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, and materials science. The aim of this course is to expose students to the fundamentals of this emerging field. Throughout the course students are expected to submit assignments. The course concludes with an end-of-semester examination. | |||||

Objective | The objective of this course is to expose students to the fundamental aspects of the emerging field of microrobotics. This includes a focus on physical laws that predominate at the microscale, technologies for fabricating small devices, bio-inspired design, and applications of the field. | |||||

Content | Main topics of the course include: - Scaling laws at micro/nano scales - Electrostatics - Electromagnetism - Low Reynolds number flows - Observation tools - Materials and fabrication methods - Applications of biomedical microrobots | |||||

Lecture notes | The powerpoint slides presented in the lectures will be mad available as pdf files. Several readings will also be made available electronically. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | The lecture will be taught in English. | |||||

151-0623-00L | ETH Zurich Distinguished Seminar in Robotics, Systems and Controls Does not take place this semester. Does not take place this semester. This couse will be offered in Spring Semester 2018 again. Students for other Master's programmes in Department Mechanical and Process Engineering cannot use the credit in the category Core Courses | W | 1 credit | 1S | B. Nelson, J. Buchli, M. Chli, M. Hutter, W. Karlen, R. Riener, R. Siegwart | |

Abstract | This course consists of a series of seven lectures given by researchers who have distinguished themselves in the area of Robotics, Systems, and Controls. | |||||

Objective | Obtain an overview of various topics in Robotics, Systems, and Controls from leaders in the field. Please see Link for a list of upcoming lectures. | |||||

Content | This course consists of a series of seven lectures given by researchers who have distinguished themselves in the area of Robotics, Systems, and Controls. MSc students in Robotics, Systems, and Controls are required to attend every lecture. Attendance will be monitored. If for some reason a student cannot attend one of the lectures, the student must select another ETH or University of Zurich seminar related to the field and submit a one page description of the seminar topic. Please see Link for a suggestion of other lectures. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Students are required to attend all seven lectures to obtain credit. If a student must miss a lecture then attendance at a related special lecture will be accepted that is reported in a one page summary of the attended lecture. No exceptions to this rule are allowed. | |||||

151-0632-00L | Vision Algorithms for Mobile Robotics Number of participants limited to 55 Registration is on a first come, first served basis and SPACE IS LIMITED! | W | 4 credits | 2V + 2U | D. Scaramuzza | |

Abstract | For a robot to be autonomous, it has to perceive and understand the world around it. This course introduces you to the key computer vision algorithms used in mobile robotics, such as feature extraction, multiple view geometry, dense reconstruction, tracking, image retrieval, event-based vision, and visual-inertial odometry (the algorithms behind Google Tango, Ms Hololens, and the Mars rovers). | |||||

Objective | Learn the fundamental computer vision algorithms used in mobile robotics, in particular: feature extraction, multiple view geometry, dense reconstruction, object tracking, image retrieval, event-based vision, and visual-inertial odometry (the algorithm behind Google Tango). | |||||

Content | Each lecture will be followed by a lab session where you will learn to implement the building block of a visual odometry algorithm in Matlab. By the end of the course, you will integrate all these building blocks into a working visual odometry algorithm. | |||||

Lecture notes | Lecture slides will be made available on the course official website: http://rpg.ifi.uzh.ch/teaching.html | |||||

Literature | [1] Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications, by Richard Szeliski, Springer, 2010. [2] Robotics Vision and Control: Fundamental Algorithms, by Peter Corke 2011. [3] An Invitation to 3D Vision, by Y. Ma, S. Soatto, J. Kosecka, S.S. Sastry. [4] Multiple view Geometry, by R. Hartley and A. Zisserman. [5] Introduction to autonomous mobile robots 2nd Edition, by R. Siegwart, I.R. Nourbakhsh, and D. Scaramuzza, February, 2011 | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Fundamentals of algebra, geomertry, matrix calculus, and Matlab programming. | |||||

151-0851-00L | Robot Dynamics | W | 4 credits | 2V + 1U | M. Hutter, R. Siegwart | |

Abstract | We will provide an overview on how to kinematically and dynamically model typical robotic systems such as robot arms, legged robots, rotary wing systems, or fixed wing. | |||||

Objective | The primary objective of this course is that the student deepens an applied understanding of how to model the most common robotic systems. The student receives a solid background in kinematics, dynamics, and rotations of multi-body systems. On the basis of state of the art applications, he/she will learn all necessary tools to work in the field of design or control of robotic systems. | |||||

Content | The course consists of three parts: First, we will refresh and deepen the student's knowledge in kinematics, dynamics, and rotations of multi-body systems. In this context, the learning material will build upon the courses for mechanics and dynamics available at ETH, with the particular focus on their application to robotic systems. The goal is to foster the conceptual understanding of similarities and differences among the various types of robots. In the second part, we will apply the learned material to classical robotic arms as well as legged systems and discuss kinematic constraints and interaction forces. In the third part, focus is put on modeling fixed wing aircraft, along with related design and control concepts. In this context, we also touch aerodynamics and flight mechanics to an extent typically required in robotics. The last part finally covers different helicopter types, with a focus on quadrotors and the coaxial configuration which we see today in many UAV applications. Case studies on all main topics provide the link to real applications and to the state of the art in robotics. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | The contents of the following ETH Bachelor lectures or equivalent are assumed to be known: Mechanics and Dynamics, Control, Basics in Fluid Dynamics. | |||||

151-1116-00L | Introduction to Aircraft and Car Aerodynamics | W | 4 credits | 3G | J. Wildi | |

Abstract | Aircraft aerodynamics: Atmosphere; aerodynamic forces (lift, drag); thrust. Vehicle aerodynamics: Aerodynamic and mass forces, drag, lift, car aerodynamics and performence. Passenger cars, trucks, racing cars. | |||||

Objective | An introduction to the basic principles and interrelationships of aircraft and automotive aerodynamics. To understand the basic relations of the origin of aerodynamic forces (ie lift, drag). To quantify the aerodynamic forces for basic configurations of aercraft and car components. Illustration of the intrinsic problems and results using examples. Using experimental and theoretical methods to illustrate possibilities and limits. | |||||

Content | Aircraft aerodynamics: atmosphere, aerodynamic forces (ascending force: profile, wings. Resistance, residual resistance, induced resistance); thrust (overview of the propulsion system, aerodynamics of the propellers), introduction to static longitudinal stability. Automobile aerodynamics: Basic principles: aerodynamic force and the force of inertia, resistance, drive, aerodynamic and driving performance. Cars commercial vehicles, racing cars. | |||||

Lecture notes | 1.) Grundlagen der Flugtechnik (Basics of flight science, script in german language) 2.) Einführung in die Fahrzeugaerodynamik (Introduction in car aerodynamics, script in german language) | |||||

Literature | English literature covering the content of the course: - Anderson Jr, John D: Introduction to Flight, Mc Graw Hill, Ed 06, 2007; ISBN: 9780073529394 - Mc Cormick, B.W.: Aerodynamics, Aeronautics and Flight Mechanics, John Wiley and Sons, 1979 - Hucho, Wolf-Heinrich: Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles, SAE International, 1998 | |||||

151-0532-00L | Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos I | W | 4 credits | 2V + 2U | F. Kogelbauer | |

Abstract | Basic facts about nonlinear systems; stability and near-equilibrium dynamics; bifurcations; dynamical systems on the plane; non-autonomous dynamical systems; chaotic dynamics. | |||||

Objective | This course is intended for Masters and Ph.D. students in engineering sciences, physics and applied mathematics who are interested in the behavior of nonlinear dynamical systems. It offers an introduction to the qualitative study of nonlinear physical phenomena modeled by differential equations or discrete maps. We discuss applications in classical mechanics, electrical engineering, fluid mechanics, and biology. A more advanced Part II of this class is offered every other year. | |||||

Content | (1) Basic facts about nonlinear systems: Existence, uniqueness, and dependence on initial data. (2) Near equilibrium dynamics: Linear and Lyapunov stability (3) Bifurcations of equilibria: Center manifolds, normal forms, and elementary bifurcations (4) Nonlinear dynamical systems on the plane: Phase plane techniques, limit sets, and limit cycles. (5) Time-dependent dynamical systems: Floquet theory, Poincare maps, averaging methods, resonance | |||||

Lecture notes | The class lecture notes will be posted electronically after each lecture. Students should not rely on these but prepare their own notes during the lecture. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | - Prerequisites: Analysis, linear algebra and a basic course in differential equations. - Exam: two-hour written exam in English. - Homework: A homework assignment will be due roughly every other week. Hints to solutions will be posted after the homework due dates. | |||||

227-0102-00L | Discrete Event Systems | W | 6 credits | 4G | L. Thiele, L. Vanbever, R. Wattenhofer | |

Abstract | Introduction to discrete event systems. We start out by studying popular models of discrete event systems. In the second part of the course we analyze discrete event systems from an average-case and from a worst-case perspective. Topics include: Automata and Languages, Specification Models, Stochastic Discrete Event Systems, Worst-Case Event Systems, Verification, Network Calculus. | |||||

Objective | Over the past few decades the rapid evolution of computing, communication, and information technologies has brought about the proliferation of new dynamic systems. A significant part of activity in these systems is governed by operational rules designed by humans. The dynamics of these systems are characterized by asynchronous occurrences of discrete events, some controlled (e.g. hitting a keyboard key, sending a message), some not (e.g. spontaneous failure, packet loss). The mathematical arsenal centered around differential equations that has been employed in systems engineering to model and study processes governed by the laws of nature is often inadequate or inappropriate for discrete event systems. The challenge is to develop new modeling frameworks, analysis techniques, design tools, testing methods, and optimization processes for this new generation of systems. In this lecture we give an introduction to discrete event systems. We start out the course by studying popular models of discrete event systems, such as automata and Petri nets. In the second part of the course we analyze discrete event systems. We first examine discrete event systems from an average-case perspective: we model discrete events as stochastic processes, and then apply Markov chains and queuing theory for an understanding of the typical behavior of a system. In the last part of the course we analyze discrete event systems from a worst-case perspective using the theory of online algorithms and adversarial queuing. | |||||

Content | 1. Introduction 2. Automata and Languages 3. Smarter Automata 4. Specification Models 5. Stochastic Discrete Event Systems 6. Worst-Case Event Systems 7. Network Calculus | |||||

Lecture notes | Available | |||||

Literature | [bertsekas] Data Networks Dimitri Bersekas, Robert Gallager Prentice Hall, 1991, ISBN: 0132009161 [borodin] Online Computation and Competitive Analysis Allan Borodin, Ran El-Yaniv. Cambridge University Press, 1998 [boudec] Network Calculus J.-Y. Le Boudec, P. Thiran Springer, 2001 [cassandras] Introduction to Discrete Event Systems Christos Cassandras, Stéphane Lafortune. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999, ISBN 0-7923-8609-4 [fiat] Online Algorithms: The State of the Art A. Fiat and G. Woeginger [hochbaum] Approximation Algorithms for NP-hard Problems (Chapter 13 by S. Irani, A. Karlin) D. Hochbaum [schickinger] Diskrete Strukturen (Band 2: Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie und Statistik) T. Schickinger, A. Steger Springer, Berlin, 2001 [sipser] Introduction to the Theory of Computation Michael Sipser. PWS Publishing Company, 1996, ISBN 053494728X | |||||

227-0103-00L | Control Systems | W | 6 credits | 2V + 2U | F. Dörfler | |

Abstract | Study of concepts and methods for the mathematical description and analysis of dynamical systems. The concept of feedback. Design of control systems for single input - single output and multivariable systems. | |||||

Objective | Study of concepts and methods for the mathematical description and analysis of dynamical systems. The concept of feedback. Design of control systems for single input - single output and multivariable systems. | |||||

Content | Process automation, concept of control. Modelling of dynamical systems - examples, state space description, linearisation, analytical/numerical solution. Laplace transform, system response for first and second order systems - effect of additional poles and zeros. Closed-loop control - idea of feedback. PID control, Ziegler - Nichols tuning. Stability, Routh-Hurwitz criterion, root locus, frequency response, Bode diagram, Bode gain/phase relationship, controller design via "loop shaping", Nyquist criterion. Feedforward compensation, cascade control. Multivariable systems (transfer matrix, state space representation), multi-loop control, problem of coupling, Relative Gain Array, decoupling, sensitivity to model uncertainty. State space representation (modal description, controllability, control canonical form, observer canonical form), state feedback, pole placement - choice of poles. Observer, observability, duality, separation principle. LQ Regulator, optimal state estimation. | |||||

Literature | K. J. Aström & R. Murray. Feedback Systems: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers. Princeton University Press, 2010. R. C. Dorf and R. H. Bishop. Modern Control Systems. Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2007. G. F. Franklin, J. D. Powell, and A. Emami-Naeini. Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems. Addison-Wesley, 2010. J. Lunze. Regelungstechnik 1. Springer, Berlin, 2014. J. Lunze. Regelungstechnik 2. Springer, Berlin, 2014. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Prerequisites: Signal and Systems Theory II. MATLAB is used for system analysis and simulation. | |||||

227-0225-00L | Linear System Theory | W | 6 credits | 5G | M. Kamgarpour | |

Abstract | The class is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the theory of linear dynamical systems, stability analysis, and their use in control and estimation. The focus is on the mathematics behind the physical properties of these systems. | |||||

Objective | Students should be able to apply the fundamental results in linear system theory to analyze and control linear dynamical systems. | |||||

Content | - Linear spaces, normed linear spaces and Hilbert spaces. - Ordinary differential equations, existence and uniqueness of solutions. - Continuous and discrete-time, time-varying linear systems. Time domain solutions. Time invariant systems treated as a special case. - Controllability and observability, duality. Time invariant systems treated as a special case. - Stability and stabilization, observers, state and output feedback, separation principle. | |||||

Lecture notes | Available online on course website. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | 1) Sufficient mathematical maturity with special focus on linear algebra, analysis, and basic logic. 2) Control Systems I (227-0103-00) or equivalent. | |||||

227-0247-00L | Power Electronic Systems I | W | 6 credits | 4G | J. W. Kolar | |

Abstract | Basics of the switching behavior, gate drive and snubber circuits of power semiconductors are discussed. Soft-switching and resonant DC/DC converters are analyzed in detail and high frequency loss mechanisms of magnetic components are explained. Space vector modulation of three-phase inverters is introduced and the main power components are designed for typical industry applications. | |||||

Objective | Detailed understanding of the principle of operation and modulation of advanced power electronics converter systems, especially of zero voltage switching and zero current switching non-isolated and isolated DC/DC converter systems and three-phase voltage DC link inverter systems. Furthermore, the course should convey knowledge on the switching frequency related losses of power semiconductors and inductive power components and introduce the concept of space vector calculus which provides a basis for the comprehensive discussion of three-phase PWM converters systems in the lecture Power Electronic Systems II. | |||||

Content | Basics of the switching behavior and gate drive circuits of power semiconductor devices and auxiliary circuits for minimizing the switching losses are explained. Furthermore, zero voltage switching, zero current switching, and resonant DC/DC converters are discussed in detail; the operating behavior of isolated full-bridge DC/DC converters is detailed for different secondary side rectifier topologies; high frequency loss mechanisms of magnetic components of converter circuits are explained and approximate calculation methods are presented; the concept of space vector calculus for analyzing three-phase systems is introduced; finally, phase-oriented and space vector modulation of three-phase inverter systems are discussed related to voltage DC link inverter systems and the design of the main power components based on analytical calculations is explained. | |||||

Lecture notes | Lecture notes and associated exercises including correct answers, simulation program for interactive self-learning including visualization/animation features. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Prerequisites: Introductory course on power electronics. | |||||

227-0447-00L | Image Analysis and Computer Vision | W | 6 credits | 3V + 1U | L. Van Gool, O. Göksel, E. Konukoglu | |

Abstract | Light and perception. Digital image formation. Image enhancement and feature extraction. Unitary transformations. Color and texture. Image segmentation and deformable shape matching. Motion extraction and tracking. 3D data extraction. Invariant features. Specific object recognition and object class recognition. | |||||

Objective | Overview of the most important concepts of image formation, perception and analysis, and Computer Vision. Gaining own experience through practical computer and programming exercises. | |||||

Content | The first part of the course starts off from an overview of existing and emerging applications that need computer vision. It shows that the realm of image processing is no longer restricted to the factory floor, but is entering several fields of our daily life. First it is investigated how the parameters of the electromagnetic waves are related to our perception. Also the interaction of light with matter is considered. The most important hardware components of technical vision systems, such as cameras, optical devices and illumination sources are discussed. The course then turns to the steps that are necessary to arrive at the discrete images that serve as input to algorithms. The next part describes necessary preprocessing steps of image analysis, that enhance image quality and/or detect specific features. Linear and non-linear filters are introduced for that purpose. The course will continue by analyzing procedures allowing to extract additional types of basic information from multiple images, with motion and depth as two important examples. The estimation of image velocities (optical flow) will get due attention and methods for object tracking will be presented. Several techniques are discussed to extract three-dimensional information about objects and scenes. Finally, approaches for the recognition of specific objects as well as object classes will be discussed and analyzed. | |||||

Lecture notes | Course material Script, computer demonstrations, exercises and problem solutions | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Prerequisites: Basic concepts of mathematical analysis and linear algebra. The computer exercises are based on Linux and C. The course language is English. | |||||

227-0526-00L | Power System Analysis | W | 6 credits | 4G | G. Hug | |

Abstract | The goal of this course is understanding the stationary and dynamic problems in electrical power systems. The course includes the development of stationary models of the electrical network, their mathematical representation and special characteristics and solution methods of large linear and non-linear systems of equations related to electrical power networks. | |||||

Objective | The goal of this course is understanding the stationary and dynamic problems in electrical power systems and the application of analysis tools in steady and dynamic states. | |||||

Content | The course includes the development of stationary models of the electrical network, their mathematical representation and special characteristics and solution methods of large linear and non-linear systems of equations related to electrical power grids. Approaches such as the Newton-Raphson algorithm applied to power flow equations, superposition technique for short-circuit analysis, equal area criterion and nose curve analysis are discussed as well as power flow computation techniques for distribution grids. | |||||

Lecture notes | Lecture notes. | |||||

227-0689-00L | System Identification | W | 4 credits | 2V + 1U | R. Smith | |

Abstract | Theory and techniques for the identification of dynamic models from experimentally obtained system input-output data. | |||||

Objective | To provide a series of practical techniques for the development of dynamical models from experimental data, with the emphasis being on the development of models suitable for feedback control design purposes. To provide sufficient theory to enable the practitioner to understand the trade-offs between model accuracy, data quality and data quantity. | |||||

Content | Introduction to modeling: Black-box and grey-box models; Parametric and non-parametric models; ARX, ARMAX (etc.) models. Predictive, open-loop, black-box identification methods. Time and frequency domain methods. Subspace identification methods. Optimal experimental design, Cramer-Rao bounds, input signal design. Parametric identification methods. On-line and batch approaches. Closed-loop identification strategies. Trade-off between controller performance and information available for identification. | |||||

Literature | "System Identification; Theory for the User" Lennart Ljung, Prentice Hall (2nd Ed), 1999. "Dynamic system identification: Experimental design and data analysis", GC Goodwin and RL Payne, Academic Press, 1977. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Control systems (227-0216-00L) or equivalent. | |||||

227-0697-00L | Industrial Process Control | W | 4 credits | 3G | G. Maier, A. Horch | |

Abstract | Introduction to process automation and its application in process industry and power generation | |||||

Objective | Knowledge of process automation and its application in industry and power generation | |||||

Content | Introduction to process automation: system architecture, data handling, communication (fieldbusses), process visualization, engineering, etc. Analysis and design of open loop control problems: discrete automata, decision tables, petri-nets, drive control and object oriented function group automation philosophy, RT-UML. Engineering: Application programming in IEC61131-3 (function blocks, sequence control, structured text); process visualization and operation; engineering integration from sensor, cabling, topology design, function, visualization, diagnosis, to documentation; Industry standards (e.g. OPC, Profibus); Ergonomic design, safety (IEC61508) and availability, supervision and diagnosis. Practical examples from process industry, power generation and newspaper production. | |||||

Lecture notes | Slides will be available as .PDF documents, see "Learning materials" (for registered students only) | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Exercises: Tuesday 15-16 Practical exercises will illustrate some topics, e.g. some control software coding using industry standard programming tools based on IEC61131-3. |

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