COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Introduction to Control Theory
Course Code: 
15AES214
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Semester: 
4
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Coimbatore

'Introduction to Control Theory' is a course offered in the fourth semester of B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Mathematical Modeling: Linear Systems, Block Diagrams, Feedback, Input Test Signals, Laplace Transforms. Transfer Functions, State Space Representation.

Unit 2

Definition of Stability – Response vs Pole Locations – Time Domain Specifications – System Type and Steady-State Errors – Routh’s Stability Criterion – Root Locus – Guidelines for Sketching – Bode Plot Techniques – Nyquist Criterion – Stability Margins (Gain and Phase).

Unit 3

Root Locus Design Method: Dynamic Compensation (Lead/Lag), PID Controllers – Frequency Response Design Method – Robust Stability and Robust Performance – Introduction to State Space Design, Controllability and Observability – Introduction to State - Feedback and Estimator Design.

  • R. C. Dorfand R. H. Bishop, “Modern Control Systems,” 9th edition, Prentice-Hall, 2001.
  • Norman S. Nise, “Control Systems Engineering,” 6th edition, Wiley India, 2012.
  • Ogata, K. “Modern Control Engineering,” 5th edition, Prentice Hall, 2010.