2.171 Analysis and Design of Digital Control Systems

Fall 2006

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This oscilliscope waveform shows the step-response of a Finite Impulse-Response (FIR) digital filter. The filter was created by students in a course lab. (Image courtesy of Michael Eilenberg and Brett Shapiro. Used with permission.)

Course Highlights

This course features problem sets with solutions in the assignments section, and a description of several labs.

Course Description

This course is a comprehensive introduction to control system synthesis in which the digital computer plays a major role, reinforced with hands-on laboratory experience. The course covers elements of real-time computer architecture; input-output interfaces and data converters; analysis and synthesis of sampled-data control systems using classical and modern (state-space) methods; analysis of trade-offs in control algorithms for computation speed and quantization effects. Laboratory projects emphasize practical digital servo interfacing and implementation problems with timing, noise, and nonlinear devices.
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Prof. David Trumper

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Several hours / week expected