Syllabus spring term 2007

Olinjär reglering och servosystem

Credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Compulsory for: M4XMK. Optional for: D4, E4, F4, I3XTV, M3, N3, Pi4. Course coordinator: Anders Robertsson, and Rolf Johansson,, Inst f reglerteknik. Prerequisites: FRT010 Automatic Control, Basic Course or FRT110 Systems Engineering. Assessment: Written examination. Further information: The course is given in English on demand. Homepage:

The goal of the course is to learn how to recognize important non-linear control problems, to use the main analysis methods for non-linear systems and to handle some practical tools for non-linear design.

The course describes how non-linear systems can be treated through analysis, simulation and controller design.

Theory: Non-linear phenomena. Phase plane analysis. Linearisation. Simulation. Stability analysis using Lyapunov methods, circle criteria, small gain and passivity. Limit cycles. Sliding modes. A short introduction to research. Design: Simple compensation methods for saturation, friction, backlash and quantisation. Linear design methods. High gain methods and relay control. Internal model control. Gain scheduling. Tutorial on optimal control.

Laboratory exercises: Analysis using the describing function methodology for the pitch dynamics of the aircraft "JAS 39 Gripen" and for the study of pilot induced oscillations (PIO); Design of a swing up algorithm for an inverted pendulum; Control design with dead zone compensation for an air throttle used in car motors.

Slotine J J E, Li W: Applied Nonlinear Control. Prentice-Hall 1991. ISBN 0-13-040049-1.