SYS 402 – Control Theory With Applications (Spring 2016)


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Instructor: Dr. Nikolaos Bekiaris-Liberis, D5.101, +30 28210-37289,

Recommended Book: Dorf and Bishop, Modern Control Systems (any of the last few editions), and the corresponding translated ones from Rovithakis & Kofidis and Poimenidis & Dimitriadis.

Prerequisites: MATH 101, ΜATH 102, ΜATH 201, SYS 401.

Lecture and problem session time/place:  Wednesday/Friday, 9:00-11:00/9:00-12:00, 145P42/137P42.

Holidays: March 25th.

First Lecture: Wednesday, February 10th.

Last Lecture: Friday, May 20th

Final exam: Tuesday, June 7th

Lab assistant: Μanolis Doudounakis, E5.103, 28210-37382,

Lab assistant's office hours: Wednesday 09:00--11:00

Instructor's office hours:  Wednesday 11:00-13:00

Grading: Final exam 80%. Lab 20%. Homework 10%.

Topics: Control design in the frequency domain. Phase-lead and phase-lag compensators. Control design via the root locus. Controllability and observability. Control design in the time domain. State-feedback. Observer design. Observer-based output feedback. Trajectory tracking. Optimal control systems. Robust control design. Computer controlled systems. Z-transform. Root locus for discrete-time systems. Control design for discrete-time systems. Matlab for systems.

Matlab tutorial here


Homework 1
Homework 2


Exam policy: Open notes.