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Course Detail

Course Name Introduction to Control Theory
Course Code 15 AES 214
Program B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering
Semester Four
Year Taught 2019


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.

Text Books

  1. R. C. Dorfand R. H. Bishop, “Modern Control Systems,” 9th edition, Prentice-Hall, 2001.
  2. Norman S. Nise, “Control Systems Engineering,” 6th edition, Wiley India, 2012.


Ogata, K. “Modern Control Engineering,” 5th edition, Prentice Hall, 2010.

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