Course Syllabus for

Project in Automatic Control
Projekt i reglerteknik

FRT140F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2016
Decided by: Professor Thomas Johansson
Date of establishment: 2016-10-27

General Information

Division: Automatic Control
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: FRT090
Teaching language: English


The aim of the course is to establish and develop the student's knowledge of automatic control in the form of a practical project. The project contains several of the typical phases in a control design project: modelling, identification, analysis, synthesis, and computer implementation.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

The course projects are typically performed on real model processes available at the department. In some cases the experiments are done at another department or in industry. The control design is first developed for a mathematical model. Software tools are used during the modelling, design, and simulation, and during the implementation. Some examples of model processes that may be used in the projects are inverted pendulums, model helicopters, quadruple tank processes, and industrial robots. Lego Mindstorm NXT is often used as an implementation platform. Project meetings are held regularly during the course. In the project the students must search for knowledge and information independently. In some cases regular seminars or guest lecturers are included in the course. The projects results and experiences are reported both in written and oral form.

Course Literature

Glad, T. & Ljung, L.: Reglerteknik – grundläggande teori. Studentlitteratur, 1989.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Seminars, project

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written report, seminars given by participants
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: FRT010 Automatic Control, Basic Course

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinator: Anders Robertsson Dödsbo <>
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