[ MEBWDKVRERK ] KV Computer based Design of Control Systems

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
4,5 ECTS B3 - Bachelor's programme 3. year Mechatronics Harald Waschl 3 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Mechatronics 2017W
Objectives Most control systems do not simply need to fulfill their primary requirements, but they need to do this as good as possible. This course shows how to solve optimization problems in control using available analytical and numerical tools. The course is mainly methodological but the associated labs allow realizing how theory and practice can (and should) match. The course is built up as a systematic introduction consisting of system/problem analysis, general analytical and numerical methods and their use for control design.
  • The structure and components of a control loop
  • Problems: stabilization – tracking control - robustness - disturbance suppression
  • Fundamentals of Optimization
  • Formulation and solution of the problems of control engineering as optimization problems
  • Controller design using optimization methods
  • Robust formulations

Practical tasks are presented in the course and treated in detail in the laboratory

  • Automotive control
  • Glucose control (diabetes)
  • Control of a 2-DOF helicopter
Criteria for evaluation written exam
Methods Lecture
Language German
Study material Lecture notes will be distributed
Changing subject? No
Further information none
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 35
Assignment procedure Assignment according to sequence