ECE 699


Topics in Robust Control:
Simultaneous Stabilization


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Class Time: Monday, 7:20 - 10:00 p.m., Aquia Module, Room 104, Dr. Beale

Prerequisite: Grade of B or better in ECE 521

Text: Course notes provided by the Instructor.

Recommended Text: Control System Synthesis: A Factorization Approach, by M. Vidyasagar, MIT Press, 1985, Chapters 1 - 6. This text is out of print. If you plan to do any work in the area of robust control using a factorization approach, it is a book that you should try to find. It is available in both hard and soft cover editions. The ISBN number is 0-262-22027-X.


 To introduce students to the general problem of robust control and to the mathematical basis of simultaneous stabilization.

To develop students' ability to read the literature and to pursue research in robust control, particularly in the area of simultaneous stabilization.


Grading will be based on two projects, a paper review, and a final exam. Each of these activities will count 25% of the course grade.

Important Dates:

The final exam will be on Monday, May 10, 7:30--10:15 p.m.

Last Day to Drop without Dean's Permission: Friday, February 20

No classes the week of March 8 due to SPRING BREAK!!!

Project Descriptions:

Design Project #1, Issues in Stability

Design Project #2, Three-Plant Simultaneous Stabilization

Project #3, Paper Review

Course Outline

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