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2.171 Analysis and Design of Digital Control Systems, Fall 2006

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This oscilliscope waveform shows the step-response of a Finite Impulse-Response (FIR) digital filter. The filter was created by students in a course lab. (Image courtesy of Michael Eilenberg and Brett Shapiro. Used with permission.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features problem sets with solutions in the assignments section, and a description of several labs.

Course Description

This course is a comprehensive introduction to control system synthesis in which the digital computer plays a major role, reinforced with hands-on laboratory experience. The course covers elements of real-time computer architecture; input-output interfaces and data converters; analysis and synthesis of sampled-data control systems using classical and modern (state-space) methods; analysis of trade-offs in control algorithms for computation speed and quantization effects. Laboratory projects emphasize practical digital servo interfacing and implementation problems with timing, noise, and nonlinear devices.


Prof. David Trumper

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Several hours / week expected



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