Credits: 5

Schedule: 15.09.2017 - 13.12.2017

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I-II (autumn) 2018 - 2019
I-II (autumn) 2019 - 2020

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After completing the course the student: -understands the principles of discrete-time modeling and computer control. -understands the common ideas and differences between analog and digital control. -can design, simulate and implement discrete-time controllers (for example discretized PID or state feedback controllers). -understands the Principle of Optimality. -understands the ideas behind optimal controllers, specifically LQ control. -can design and implement LQ controllers.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

-Principles of computer control. -Discrete-time modelling, the z-transform, solving difference equations. -Discretization of continuous time dynamical systems. -Basic characteristics of discrete time systems. -Controller design and performance analysis in discrete time. -Discrete-time PID controllers. -Basics in optimal control theory. -Dynamic programming. -Linear quadratic (LQ) control.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Teaching methods: Lectures, Exercises, Quizzes, Homework problems, Project assignment.
Grading: Quizzes, Home assignments, Project assignment, Final exam.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 24 + Self-study after lectures 24 + Exercise sessions 24 + Solving exercise/homework tasks 24 + Project assignment 16 + Exam preparation 20 + Exam 3 = total 135.

Contact hours: 48 h
Independent study: 87 h

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=ELEC-E8101

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Basic course in Automation and Control Engineering. The course Control Engineering (earlier: Analog Control) or equivalent. Programming skills in Matlab/Simulink.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0-5

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

language class 3: English

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