Spring 2022 - ENSC 483 E100

Modern Control Systems (4)

Class Number: 8190

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Jan 10 – Apr 11, 2022: Mon, Wed, 4:30–6:20 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    ENSC 383 or MSE 381, with a minimum grade of C- and a minimum of 80 units.



Analytical representation of the finite dimensional linear systems, analysis and design of linear feedback control systems based on the state space model, and state/output feedback. Topics include: review of the linear spaces and operators, mathematical modelling, state space representation and canonical forms, controllability, observability, realization of transfer function, and solution of the state equation. Applications include: stability concepts and definitions. Lyapunov's Direct Method, design of the state and output feedback control systems, eigenspectrum assignment, and state estimator design. Students with credit for MSE 483 may not take ENSC 483 for further credit.

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