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Class Time: Wednesday, 7:20 - 10:00 p.m., Robinson, Rm. B-124,
Dr. Beale
Prerequisites: ECE 521
Text: Optimal Control, 2nd Edition, F.L Lewis and
V.L Syrmos, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1995.
Objectives:
Course Requirements:
Requirement |
Weight |
Midterm Exam |
25% |
Design Project | 25% |
Paper Review | 15% |
Final Exam | 35% |
Unless otherwise announced, the midterm and final exams will be held during normal class times on the dates specified below. They will be open-book and open-note exams.
Important Dates:
Midterm Exam -- Wednesday, March 2 -- Chapters 1 and 2
Final Exam -- Wednesday, May 11, 7:30 - 10:15 p.m. -- Chapters 3, 4, 5, 7, 8
Last day to drop classes without Dean's permission -- Friday, February 25
No class on Wednesday, March 16, due to Spring Break!!
Course Outline:
Course Calendar:
Day | Date | Topic | Chapter |
---|---|---|---|
Wednesday |
Jan. 26 |
Introduction | 1 |
Wednesday |
Feb. 2 |
Static optimization, introduction to discrete-time LQR | 1, 2 |
Wednesday |
Feb. 9 |
Discrete-time LQR, derivation of equations | 2 |
Wednesday |
Feb. 16 |
Discrete-time LQR, examples, choosing weighting matrices | 2 |
Wednesday |
Feb. 23 |
Discrete-time LQR, the steady-state regulator | 2 |
Wednesday |
Mar. 2 |
Mid-Term Exam | 1, 2 |
Wednesday |
Mar. 9 |
Continuous-time LQR, derivation of equations | 3 |
Wednesday |
Mar. 23 |
Continuous-time LQR, examples | 3 |
Wednesday |
Mar. 30 |
Continuous-time LQR, the steady-state regulator | 3 |
Wednesday |
Apr. 6 |
Optimal tracking systems | 4 |
Wednesday |
Apr. 13 |
Optimal tracking system | 4 |
Wednesday |
Apr. 20 |
Minimum-time control | 5 |
Wednesday |
Apr. 27 |
Minimum-fuel control | 5 |
Wednesday |
May 4 |
Optimal polynomial control | 6 |
Wednesday |
Mar. 11 |
Final Exam | 3, 4, 5, 7 |
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