Course syllabus

Reglerteknik, allmän kurs
Automatic Control, Basic Course

FRT010, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 1
Date of Decision: 2012-03-22

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: C3, D3, E3, F2, I3, M3, MD3, N3, Pi2
Language of instruction: The course might be given in English


The aim of the course is to give knowledge about the basic principles of feedback control. The course will give insight into what can be achieved with control, and the possibilities and limitations. The course covers linear continuous-time systems.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Introduction; overview of control; describing dynamical systems using time-invariant ordinary differential equations, transfer function, frequency responses, Bode and Nyquist diagrams; relations between different representations; controllability and observability; analysis of feedback systems, signal following and disturbance rejection; stability; overview of stability analysis methods: root locus and Nyquist criterion; practical stability; phase and amplitude marginals; synthesis and implementation of controllers; specifications; control principles and controller structures: PID control, cascade control, feedforward; synthesis of systems with a given transfer function: pole-placement through state feedback and output feedback; reconstruction suing Kalman filter; Bode and Nyquist compensation; delay compensation; application examples

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written exam (5 hours), three laboratory exercises. In the case of less than 5 registered students, the second and third exams may be given in oral form.

Code: 0199. Name: Examination.
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH.
Code: 0299. Name: Laboratory Work 1.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.
Code: 0399. Name: Laboratory Work 2.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.
Code: 0499. Name: Laboratory Work 3.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.


Required prior knowledge: Compulsory courses in mathematics.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FRT065, FRT081, FRT110

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Tore Hägglund,
Course coordinator: Professor Bo Bernhardsson,
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