EE4-23 Stability and Control of Non-linear SystemsLecturer(s): Dr David Angeli
The main aim is to introduce the concepts and theoretical techniques needed to study the behaviour of nonlinear systems with particular attention being paid to the analysis and design of control schemes for nonlinear systems.
The students will be able to study systems using techniques based on the following: phase-plane analysis, Lyapunov functions and invariant sets, Lasalle's theory, Input-to-State Stability, the Small-Gain Theorem, the Circle Criterion, passivity, feedback linearization and backstepping.
For non-linear systems, methods for determining stability and for designing stabilising controllers are studied using state-space (Lyapunov theory, backstepping, feedback linearization), function space (small gain theorem, passivity) and frequency-domain (circle criterion) methods.
One 3-hour exam in April/May + Coursework
Coursework contribution: 25%
Closed or Open Book (end of year exam): Closed
To be announced
Oral Exam Required (as final assessment): N/A
Prerequisite: None required
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