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16.31 Feedback Control Systems, Fall 2001

Highly maneuverable aircraft, like this X-29, often require sophisticated control systems to fly stably.
Highly maneuverable aircraft, like this X-29, often require sophisticated control systems to fly stably. (Photo courtesy of NASA Dryden Flight Research Center Photo Collection.)

Highlights of this Course

This course introduces students to many aspects of state-space methods. These include control system analysis and synthesis, representation of dynamic systems, controller design, performance and robustness. Course materials on the site include a complete set of lecture notes and assignments.

Course Description

The goal of this subject is to teach the fundamentals of control design and analysis using state-space methods. This includes both the practical and theoretical aspects of the topic. By the end of the course, students should be able to design controllers using state-space methods and evaluate whether these controllers are "robust," that is, if they are likely to work well in practice.
 

Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Jonathan How

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Three sessions / week
1 hour / session 

Level

Graduate

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