Course Syllabus for

Advanced Computer Controlled Systems
Avancerad digital reglering

FRT110F, 6 credits

Valid from: Spring 2014
Decided by: FN1/Anders Gustafsson
Date of establishment: 2014-04-14

General Information

Division: Automatic Control
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


The aim of the course is to give the doctoral student a good understanding for, and the solutions to the probelms that arise when continuous-time ststems och processes are regualted by discrete-time computers. The course provides the necessary insight, knowledge, and understanding required to effectively analyze and design computer-controlled 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 be able to critically judge the performance of different models and design methods for discrete time systems

Course Contents

Analysis of Discrete-Time Systems, Sampling, Z-transforms, State-feedback and observers, pole-placement, I/O-models, Delta operator formalism, implementation and noise models, Optimal linear quadratic control in state-space and I/O form

Course Literature

Åström, K. & Wittenmark, B.: Computer-Controlled Systems. Dover Publications., 2011.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, exercises

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written report, written assignments
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: Basic course in Automatic Control or similar knowledge

Course Occasion Information

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