Course Syllabus for

Control System Synthesis
Syntes av reglersystem

FRT155F, 10 credits

Valid from: Spring 2016
Decided by: Professor Thomas Johansson
Date of establishment: 2016-10-28

General Information

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


The aim of the course is to learn basic and advanced methods for control system synthesis. The PhD student should gain hands-on experience of several of the most important control design methods that have been developed within the history of control theory.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

Control system design - a perspective. Requirements and fundamental limitations. Loopshaping. QFT design. Pole placement. PID design. Bottom-up design. Interaction. LQG design. Robust control, H-infinity synthesis, Glover-McFarlane. Model predictive control. Iterative learning control. Gain scheduling and adaptive control.

Course Literature

Lecture slides and hand-out material.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, exercises, miscellaneous. Some of the lectures consist of short presentations given by the participants.

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written assignments, seminars given by participants, miscellaneous. Individual exercises and handins, some in form of control design challenges.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: Knowledge corresponding to a basic course in control theory.

Course Occasion Information

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