MSc Advanced Control and Systems Engineering / Course details
Year of entry: 2024
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Course unit details:
Nonlinear and Adaptive Control Systems
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
- Characteristics of nonlinear behaviour, linearized models.
- Phase-plane methods; approximate construction of state trajectories.
- Describing functions; use in predicting oscillations.
- Stability theory, Lyapunov functions; methods of construction and use K-Y lemma; circle criteria.
- Compensation for nonlinearities; feedback linearization.
- Integrator backstepping and iterative backstepping design.
- Model reference control and model reference adaptive control of linear systems; adaptive laws and stability analysis.
- Robust issues in adaptive control, dead-zoon and sigma modifications in adaptive laws.
- Adaptive control of nonlinear systems and adaptive backstepping
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|State-Space and Multivariable Control||EEEN60109||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
The course unit unit aims to:
- Enable the stability and performance analysis and design of nonlinear systems and controllers.
- Enable the use of control schemes which adapt to unknown and/or slowly varying systems
Students will be able to:
Knowledge and understanding
- Demonstrate knowledge of the effects of non-linearities on the operation of control systems.
- Show an understanding of methods for reducing nonlinear effects in control systems.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the principal structures used for adaptive control systems.
- Obtain locally linearized models for nonlinear dynamic systems.
- Apply the describing function method to nonlinear feedback systems.
- Use backstepping design for control of nonlinear systems.
- Design adaptive controllers, for linear and nonlinear systems
- Simulate nonlinear control systems using Matlab and Simulink.
- Implement adaptive control schemes for engineering systems.
Transferable skills and personal qualities
- Use the relevant simulation tools, and apply parameter estimation methods, in other areas.
Unseen Written Examination
Four questions, each with 25 marks. Answer all questions
Length of examination: 2 hours
Calculators are permitted in this examination
The maximum mark for this examination forms 70% of the total unit assessment
Course Work Not Based On Laboratory Attendance
coursework 1: Control design for nonlinear systems and simulation studies
Submission date: Friday Week 2, 2nd semester
The maximum mark for coursework1 forms 15% of the total unit assessment
Coursework2: Adaptive control design for nonlinear systems and simulation studies
Submission date: Friday Week 3, 2nd semester
The maximum mark for coursework2 forms 15% of the total unit assessment
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|Independent study hours|
|William Heath||Unit coordinator|
|Guido Herrmann||Unit coordinator|