EEE8115 : Robust and Adaptive Control Systems

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To provide students with an advanced understanding of modern controller design. To enhance student’s appreciation of practical issues and problems associated with the design of real-life control systems and appropriate techniques for improving controller performance. To provide insight into current trends in the field.

Outline Of Syllabus

Ordinary Differential Equations
• First, second and nth order systems
• Systems of first order differential equations

State Space Analysis
• Solution of a state space model
• State space transformations
• Controllability/Observability
• State feedback and LQR control

Nonlinear Dynamics
• Properties of nonlinear systems
• Linearisation
• Stability

Robust/Sliding mode control
• Ideal systems
• Nonsmooth control law
• Uncertainty
• Finite Convergence

Adaptive control
• Basic concepts of adaptive control
• Model Reference Adaptive Control

Further advanced material drawn from:

• Stochastic estimation (Kalman Filters),

• Further adaptive/self tuning techniques
• Optimum control
• Model Predictive control

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:306:00Revision for practical exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:306:00Revision for written exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Final practical exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:301:30Final written exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture121:0012:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical121:0012:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity301:0030:00Reviewing lecture notes and practical exercises
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study610:3030:30Reading of recommended literature and text books, general reading.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This is a combination of normal lectures and practical sessions using CAD packages like Matlab/Simulink. Through this combination and the constant interaction with the facilitator the students will be able to better understand and apply the concepts of modern advanced control systems techniques.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A100N/A
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
EEE8086Robust and Adaptive Control Systems2N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The assessment reflects the innovative teaching style and consists of a closed book unseen assessment.

The examination require from the students a formal knowledge of the basic principles of modern control systems.

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