AER372 Control Systems – Winter 2014

Semester: Winter 2014
Period: First class:  January 7, 2014
Last class:  April 10, 2014
Lecturer: Prof. Angela Schoellig
Assistants: Adriana Daca  Christopher McKinnon
Lecture: Tuesday, 11:00-13:00, WB130
Thursday, 12:00-14:00, WB342
Lab: Wednesday (alternating), 15:00-18:00, MC402 and BA3114
Office hours: On demand.
Description: This course is an introduction to feedback control. Topics include the modelling of physical systems, the analysis of their dynamic behavior (dynamic response and stability), and the design of feedback controllers to achieve a desired closed-loop system behavior.
The objective of this course is to provide a solid foundation of the concepts and methods of classical control theory so that students will have the ability to design and analyze linear feedback systems involving a single input and single output. Additionally, state-space methods are introduced so that students will have the background for future, more detailed studies of this topic.
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Book: Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems (Sixth Edition) by G.F. Franklin, J. David Powell, and A. Emami-Naeini, Prentice Hall, 2009.
Software: We use Matlab/Simulink for labs and exercises. Matlab/Simulink is available to students through ECF.
Prerequisites: Linear algebra (e.g. MAT185H1) and advanced calculus (e.g. MAT292H1).



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25-10-2013 Prof. Angela Schoellig will be teaching AER372 Control Systems in Winter 2014.


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