Dr. Aman Behal

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Title: Introduction to Modern and Robust Control EEL 4612C, Section 1

Schedule: T/Th, 10:30A - 11:45A

Location: HEC 104

Instructor: Aman Behal

Grader: N/A

Office: Research Pavilion, Room #406, 407-882-2820

Office Hours: Continuous over email, office visit by appointment

Email: abehal@ucf.edu

Textbook 1:  Modern Control Engineering, Ogata, Prentice-Hall, 5th ed.           

Textbook 2:  Feedback Control Theory, J.C.Doyle, B. Francis, and A. Tannenbaum, Dover Publications, 2009 (Available for free legal download on the web)th ed.           

Notes, Assignments and Tests:  Click here

Handouts:    Click here

Laboratory:    Click here

Laboratory TA: Masoud Baghbahari

Course Outline:

Course Overview, Introduction, Review of Matrix and Linear Algebra, State-Variable Models, State Feedbarzk Control and Observer, Norms of Signals and Systems, Robustness under Uncertainties, Robust Stabilization, Limitation on Robust Performance, Loopshaping Technique


Course Objectives:

This course is designed to develop basic understanding of modern control theory including state-space model and robustness issues in both frequency domain and time domain. There are two major topics. The first is state-space representation of SISO systems and simple control design. The second topic is modeling of uncertainties and control design in terms of transfer functions. The goal is to arouse the students' interests in the fields of Systems and Controls and to provide a solid background for engineering applications and for more advanced topics.


Homeworks and Tests:

  • Three exams @ 20% each
  • Homeworks @ 20% total
  • Laboratory @ 20% total


An explanation of the method used to determine the course grade:

  • A >=90; 90 > B >=80; 80 > C >=70; 70 > D >=60; 60 > F  
  • If warranted, a curve may be introduced at the discretion of the instructor.
  • Per the UCF Golden Rule, a Z designation may be associated with a student’s grade for any dishonest practices discovered during class and/or lab.


Tentative dates for all tests and other major components of course work:

  • Mid-terms (2nd week of February, 3rd week of March)
  • Final (See schedule)
  • Assignments (assigned during the semester with due date for each posted on the course webpage and announced in class)


Homework collection policy: Homework will be given about once each week and would be due a week after that. On the due day, homework will be due at the beginning of class. No late submissions allowed unless there is a verifiable emergency or instructor permission has been obtained in advance. Assignments may require use of MATLAB.


Contact information for the course instructor:  I have an open door policy. If I am available and there are no urgent deadlines, I will see you. However, you may have to track me down to one of my offices. Best way to reach me is on email, I respond very quickly.