Control systems

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  • ECTS credits: 6
  • University: University of L'Aquila
  • Semester: 1
  • Objectives:


    The objective of this course is to introduce the students to the main aspects of control theory and engineering. In particular, the course will provide the students with mathematical tools for modeling, stability analysis and control design of linear dynamical control systems, with applications related to control of quadcopters and telecommunication networks.

  • Topics:


    Dynamical models of linear time-invariant systems: transfer function and state space representations. Performance metrics for feedback control systems: transient and steady state response. The stability of feedback control systems. The Routh-Hurwitz stability criterion. The frequency response. Disturbance rejection. Design of basic controllers (Proportional, PD, PI, PID). Root Locus sketch and stabilization of minimum and non-minimum phase systems. Digital control: A/D and D/A converters, sampled-data systems, deadbeat and flat control. Elements of realisation theory. Output-feedback stabilisation in state-space representation: controllability, observability and the separation principle. Integral control. Elements of Matlab & Simulink tools for control systems. Experimental projects: attitude control and indoor localization of quadcopters. Control architecture and design of the SCADA Building Management System test-bed of the University of L'Aquila

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