Advanced Control System Design

Course code ELEC4410Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

ELEC4410 examines advanced analysis and design issues in linear feedback control systems. The course provides an in-depth introduction to the fundamental concepts of linear system theory using both transfer function and state equation system descriptions. Emphasis is placed on the design of feedback controllers and state estimators for pole-placement, robust regulation, tracking and disturbance rejection, in the context of real world industrial process applications.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThis course offers a more advanced discussion of control systems, introducing many modern control techniques, and implementation issues. In particular, students who successfully complete this course should have:

1. an exposure to modern control tools (e.g. observers, state variable feedback, Internal Model Control etc.)
2. a basic understanding of various factors which limit the achievable control system performance (e.g. Time delays, Non minimum phase zeros, etc.)
3. experience in several lab implementations of control systems
4. initial exposure to various control implementation issues (e.g. Sampled data systems, Actuator saturation, Anti-windup schemes etc.)
5. an initial exposure to more advanced topics (e.g. Multivariable systems, Pole Assignment, Kalman Filters)
6. some knowledge of successful modern control implementations
7. introduction to empirical modelling and system identification
Content1. Review of Classical Control and Modelling
2. Internal Model Control design procedure for SISO systems; (Q parameterisation, relationship to state feedback) with implications for PID, Smith predictors; and extensions to unstable plants.
3. Saturation and anti-integral windup schemes
4. State Space models, and systems theory (controllability, observability, state variable feedback, observers)
5. Design constraints in feedback control systems

6. Elements of System Identification
7. Introduction to Multivariable control (decoupling, interaction, analysis & design)
8. Introduction to optimal control and estimation.
9. Case studies
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeELEC4400
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAs per course outline.
Examination: FormalAs per the University's exam timetable. Students are required to obtain a minimum of 40% in the final exam to pass the course.
ProjectsMini-projects as per course outline
Quiz - ClassAs per course outline.
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ELEC4410