Usman Khan

Fall 2017: EE-105 Feedback Control Systems

Lectures and Supporting material
Homework and Solution

Monday and Wednesday, 3:00pm - 4:15pm, Halligan 108

No classes
(Indigenous People’s Day) October 09, 2017
(Thanksgiving) November 22, 2017

Prof. Usman Khan
135 Halligan
Email: khan AT ece DOT tufts DOT edu
Office hours: Monday and Wednesday 11-noon (or by email, walk-ins welcome)
Course web:

Teaching Assistant
Sam Safavi
Office hours: Wednesday 12-1p, Halligan 137

Modern Control Engineering, Ogata, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2010.

Other helpful references
Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems, by Franklin, Powell, and Emami-Naieni, 6th Ed., Prentice Hall, 2009.
Modern Control Systems, Dorf and Bishop, 9th Ed., Prentice Hall, 2011.
Matrix theory resources
Matrix Computations, Golub and Van Loan, The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Introduction to Linear Algebra, Gilbert Strang, 4th Ed., Wellesley-Cambridge Press, 2009.
Linear Algebra and its Applications, Gilbert Strang, 4th Ed., Cengage, 2006.

Course outline
Selected topics from Chapters 1-3 and 5-10 in the textbook.
The first half of the course is on modern control that covers the fundamentals of state-feedback including topics such as matrix differential equations, controllability, state transformations, canonical forms, and control matrix design. The second half covers classical control and output-feedback with topics including transfer functions, s-plane analysis, stability criteria, PID controllers, root locus, controller design using op-amps, and compensation networks.
Required: EE23 and Math 70; OR graduate standing

I would assume a sound understanding of 'Linear Algebra' and 'Signal and Systems'. If concepts like vector spaces, LTI systems, convolution, Laplace, Fourier, and z-transforms are unfamiliar, you should talk to me in advance.

Course structure
Weekly Homework** (20%)
Quiz 1 (20%): see course schedule, in class
Quiz 2 (20%): see course schedule, in class
Quiz 3 (20%): see course schedule, in class
Final project (20%): see course schedule, by email

Reading, Welcome to Feedback Universe , Michael S. Malone, Forbes Magazine, Oct. 2002.
Reading, For Spy in the Sky, New Eyes, Ian Austen, New York Times, Jun. 2001.
Reading, State-space vs transfer function approach, Christian Schmid, Course on Dynamics of multidisplicinary and controlled Systems.
Reading, Control Theory: History, Mathematical Achievements and Perspectives, E. Fernandez-Cara and E. Zuazua.
Reading, Modern Control Theory--A historical perspective, Neculai Andrei.

**HW has to be handed in class on the day it is due
DO NOT put the solution in my or the TAs mailbox

Electrical and Computer Engineering
School of Engineering
Tufts University