ME 687 Special Topics : Robust Control
Instructor: Eşref Eşkinat
Lectures : WW F 67 3 M2181 M2181 M3100
Software to be used:
Homeworks and reading assignments 30 points
Take home Mid-term exam 20 points
Final Exam 20 points
Design project 30 points
Robust control is concerned with the problem of designing control systems when there is uncertainty about the model of the system to be controlled or when there are (possibly uncertain) external disturbances influencing the behavior of the system. In this course we will study the basic results in robust control that have been developed over the last fifteen years. This course provides a unified treatment of multivariable control system design for systems subject to uncertainty and performance requirements.
1. Review of classical linear control
2. Signal/system norms and / spaces and internal stability.
3. Performance specifications and limitations.
4. Modeling uncertainty and robustness.
5. H2 and H¥ optimal control
6. LFT’s and mu synthesis.
Reading Assignments (Copies of the articles are available from the instructor)
Each student is required to do a design project. It will involve the modeling, design and analysis of an uncertain closed-loop control system. Example
past project reports can be found in http://www-ccec.ece.ucsb.edu/people/smith/classnotes/232/ .
Project topics and the assigned students are as follows :
You might find the following links to the similar courses offered around the world and some general control related links useful :