Course Syllabus for

Automatic Control, Advanced Course
Reglerteknik, fortsättningskurs

FRTN55F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2020
Decided by: Professor Thomas Johansson
Date of establishment: 2020-11-13

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: FRTN55
Teaching language: English


The course gives an in-depth treatment of design of linear control systems with limitations. Special attention is given to design trade-offs and fundamental limitations, and how mathematical optimziation can be used as a design tool, both offline and online. The course covers both continuous-time and discrete-time control systems.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

The control design process, stability, sensitivity, robustness, the small-gain theorem, transfer function matrices, non-minimum-phase systems, disturbance models in the time domain and frequency domain, frequency-domain specifications, fundamental limitations and trade-offs, controller structures, the Youla parameterization and internal model control, sampled-data control, linear-quadratic optimization of state feedback and Kalman filter, model-predictive control, controller synthesis using convex optimization.

Course Literature

Lecture slides, exercise material and laboratory manuals are available on the course homepage. Lecture Notes in Automatic Control, Advanced Course. Department of Automatic Control, LTH (compendium). Torkel Glad, Lennart Ljung: Control Theory: Multivariable and Nonlinear Methods, Taylor & Francis, 2000, ISBN 0748408789 (optional reading).

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises

Examination Details

Examination format: Written exam
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: FRTF05 Automatic Control, Basic Course or FRTN25 Automatic Process Control.

Course Occasion Information

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