Control Theory Seminar
This two day technical seminar offers an introduction to control theory which
will be valuable to electronic, electrical and mechanical engineers.
The aim is to provide practising engineers with an insight into
elementary control problems and their solution.
An understanding of basic engineering mathematics is recommended to
benefit fully from this course.
Linear systems, transient response, frequency analysis,
classification of systems
Effects of feedback, Nyquist analysis, stability margins, phase
Transient specifications, steady state error, PID control, root locus analysis
Discrete Time Systems
Sampled systems, the z-transform, discrete transformations, aliasing
State Space Models
Co-ordinate transformations, state space, eigenvalues &
Properties of Linear Systems
Stability, phase portraits, controllability & observability, modal
State Feedback Control
State feedback, pole placement, eigenstructure assignment, integral control
Linear State Estimators
Linear state estimation, reduced order observers, separation principle
The material is supported by many examples and tutorials, and includes a short
question & answer session at the end of each section.
Matlab is used throughout the seminar to introduce new concepts and to
illustrate each major topic. A
printed copy of the seminar manual containing the presentation material is
issued to each attendee at the start of the course.
Further information, including seminar dates, locations, documentation &
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