# General Course Information

This course is about the analysis and design of control systems with emphasis on modeling, state variable representation, computer solutions, modern design principles, and laboratory techniques.

## Contact Information

**Instructors: **Prof. Ali Belabbas and Prof. Maxim Raginsky

Office: 166 CSL (AB), 162 CSL (MR)

E-mail: {belabbas,maxim} at illinois dot edu

**Teaching Assistants:**

Lab TA | Lab Sections | |
---|---|---|

Khaled Alshehri | AB6 | kalsheh2 at illinois dot edu |

Yinai Fan | AB5 | yfan17 at illinois dot edu |

Yün Han | AB1, AB4 | han82 at illinois dot edu |

Philip Pare | AB3 | philpare at illinois dot edu |

Zhenghe Shangguan | AB2 | zhenghe3 at illinois dot edu |

Homework TA | |
---|---|

Aristomenis Tsopelakos | tsopela2 at illinois dot edu |

Khaled Alshehri | kalsheh2 at illinois dot edu |

**Control Systems Lab Manager:**

Dan Block, d-block at illinois dot edu

## Lecture and Office Hours

**Lecture:** Tue Thu 9:30 - 10:50am, location: 3017 ECE Building

**Instructor office hours:**

(note: office hours each week will be held by the instructor teaching that week)

Belabbas : Thursday 11AM to noon, in 166 CSL

Raginsky : Thursday 11AM to noon, in 162 CSL

**Homework TA office hours:**

(note: location or times might change during some weeks, please check announcements)

Aristomenis Tsopelakos: Mon (Wed) 12:00 - 1:00pm (10:00 - 11:00am), location: 141 CSL

Check the laboratory section for lab TA office hours and locations.

## Course Essentials

**Prerequisite: **ECE 210.

**Text:** Franklin, Powell, and Emami-Naeini, Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems, 6th or 7th ed., Prentice Hall. (If you have the 4th or 5th edition, you'll be be able to find most of the same material there, but it will be your responsibility to check the section numbers, exercise numbers, etc. against a later edition.)

*Several supplementary texts are available in Grainger reserves.*

You must obtain the **lab notes** from the ECE Store (1031 ECEB) prior to the first meeting of the lab, * which will be the week of Sep 4.*

**Grading policy:** Weekly Homework - 15%, Lab - 30%, Midterm Exams (2) - 15% each, Final - 25%. Note: at instructor's discretion, the grade break-up can be changed so that lab contributes 25% and final exam 30%. *Homework is due at the beginning of class. No credit will be given for late homework.*

**Exam info:**

*1st Midterm*- Th Oct 5 2017 (In-class)*2nd Midterm*- TBA*Final Exam*- TBA

*If you have a conflict, please let the instructor know immediately. These exams have priority over any other commitments that might come up at a later date.*

## Academic Integrity

You should read the College of Engineering's Guide to Academic Integrity.

## Brief Course Outline

**I. Dynamic models and dynamic response **(4 weeks)

Modeling examples, differential equations, impulse response, transfer functions, poles and zeros, state space models, feedback.

**II. Root locus techniques **(3 weeks)

Evans' root locus method, dynamic compensation.

**III. Frequency response techniques **(5 weeks)

Bode plots, Nyquist stability criterion.

**IV. State feedback design **(2 weeks)

State space models, similarity transformations, controllability, linear pole placement, estimator design.