Optimal Control Systems

Course #EC3320

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This course addresses the problem of designing control systems which meet given optimization criteria. The student is exposed to the development of the theory, from dynamic programming to the calculus of variation, and learns how to apply it in control engineering.

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  • 284
  • 299


  • EC2300
  • EC2320

Learning Outcomes

·       To express control performance requirements as a cost function.

·       To learn techniques for designing optimal control systems using calculus of variations.

·       To understand Pontryagin’s minimum principle and apply it for optimal control design.

·       To learn how to design optimal control using dynamic programming.

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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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