Checking date: 19/03/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Control Engineering III
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering (223)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Systems Engineering and Automation

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Control Engineering I, Control Engineering II
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
The main objective of this course is to acquaint students with the techniques of modeling and control of non-linear systems. In the previous subjects of control engineering, the students have learned control techniques related to continuous and discrete-time linear systems. In this subject, this knowledge is expanded by studying techniques related to non-linear systems control.
Description of contents: programme
Unit 1. Identification of systems. 1.1. Parametric and nonparametric models. 1.2. Identification methods: transfer function, state space, impulse response, frequency response. 1.3. Least squares method. Unit 2. Modeling of non-linear systems. 2.1. Types and effects. 2.2. Describing Function analysis. Limit cycle. 2.3. Phase plane analysis. Unit 3. Stability. 3.1. Lyapunov Criterion. Unit 4. Non-linear Systems Control: 4.1. Systems with delay. Smith Predictor. 4.2. Linearization by state feedback. 4.3. Application of Lie Algebra. Unit 5. Optimal Control. Hamiltonian Formulation. 5.1. General problem (discrete-time) 5.2. Linear Quadratic Regulator (LQR) in discrete-time. 5.3. General problem (continuous-time) 5.4. Linear Quadratic Regulator (LQR) in continuous-time.
Learning activities and methodology
- Lectures, classes to resolve doubts in small groups, tutorials and personal work, oriented to the acquisition of knowledge. - Laboratory practices and kinds of problems in small groups, individual tutorials and personal work, oriented to the acquisition of practical skills related to the program of the course.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Basic Bibliography
  • L. Ljung. System Identification. Prentice-Hall.
  • Slotine. Applied NonLinear Control. Prentice-Hall.

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.