6.245 Multivariable Control Systems

Spring 2004

Finite order linear time-invariant (LTI) feedback system.
The system above shows a plant (P) which is a finite order linear time-invariant (LTI) feedback system with two inputs, w (disturbance) and u (actuator), two outputs, z (cost) and y (measurement), and a feedback controller (K). (Image courtesy of OCW.)

Course Highlights

This course site features a complete set of lecture notes.

Course Description

This course uses computer-aided design methodologies for synthesis of multivariable feedback control systems. Topics covered include: performance and robustness trade-offs; model-based compensators; Q-parameterization; ill-posed optimization problems; dynamic augmentation; linear-quadratic optimization of controllers; H-infinity controller design; Mu-synthesis; model and compensator simplification; and nonlinear effects. The assignments for the course comprise of computer-aided (MATLAB®) design problems.

Technical Requirements

MATLAB® software is required to run the .m files and the .mdl files found on this course site.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Alexandre Megretski

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session