Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineering
EEC 641 / 741
Multivariable Control
Fall 2006
Description: Multiinput and multioutput feedback control; robustness analysis of control systems; Hinfinity feedback control; performance limitations in control systems; system model reduction.
Objectives: After taking this course, the student should be able to:
1. Use singular value techniques to analyze the robustness of control systems.
2. Use Hinfinity methods to incorporate frequencydomain and robustness specifications into multivariable control system designs.
3. Use Hinfinity methods to design robust controllers.
4. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of Hinfinity control relative to other control approaches.
Text: S. Skogestad and I. Postlethwaite, Multivariable Feedback Control, John Wiley & Sons, 2005 (second edition).
References: J.
Bay, Fundamentals of Linear State Space Systems, McGraw Hill, 1999.
J. Burl, Linear Optimal Control,
Addison Wesley, 1999.
C. Chen, Linear System Theory and Design,
Oxford University Press, 1999.
G. Dullerud and F. Paganini, A Course in
Robust Control Theory, Springer, 2000.
A. Feintuch, Robust Control Theory in
Hilbert Space, Springer, 1997.
M. Green and D. Limebeer, Linear Robust
Control, Prentice Hall, 1995.
B. Hassibi, A. Sayed, and T. Kailath, IndefiniteQuadratic
Estimation and Control, SIAM, 1999.
J. Helton and O. Merino, Classical
Control Using Hinfinity Methods, SIAM, 1998.
J. Maciejowski, Multivariable Feedback
Design, Addison Wesley, 1989.
R. SanchezPena and M. Sznaier, Robust Systems Theory and Applications,
John Wiley & Sons, 1998.
S. Skogestad, Multivariable Feedback Control, John Wiley & Sons,
1996.
K. Zhou, Robust and Optimal Control,
Prentice Hall, 1996.
K. Zhou, Essentials of Robust Control,
Prentice Hall, 1998.
Prereqs: EEC
440 
Control Systems
EEC 510 
Linear Systems
Time: T Th 4:00  5:50 PM
Place: SH 309
Instructor: Dr. Dan Simon
Phone: 
2166875407 
Web Site: 

Office: 
Stilwell Hall 343 
Lab: 
Stilwell Hall 310 
Office Hours: 
M W 2:00  3:50 
Feel free to call or
stop by my office any time and I'll be happy to help you if I'm available.
Grading: 
Quizzes 
15% 

Homework 
15% 

Matlab 
15% 

Midterm 
15% 

Project 
20% 

Final Exam 
20% 
Homework: In addition to written exercises, Matlab assignments will be given to demonstrate the theory in the text. You can work with others on homework, but identical homework assignments will be given a grade of zero. Late homework will not be accepted. Homework should be neat, the pages should be stapled with one staple in the upper left corner, and the problems should be in order.
Tests: Quizzes and Exams will be openbook and opennotes, but no electronic devices (e.g., calculators or laptops) will be allowed. No makeup quizzes or exams will be allowed without the prior permission of the instructor.
Project: Each
student will be responsible to choose and conduct a research project based on
some topic related to the course material. The project can involve the
application of a controller to some realistic problem, or it can be more
theoretical and involve the study and analysis of a journal or conference
paper. The project will be graded on the basis of written and oral status
reports, a written report handed in at the end of the semester, and an oral presentation
given during the last week of classes. The
written project reports are due at the end of the last regularly scheduled
class of the semester. Late project reports will not be accepted. The written report can be based on
the template at http://academic.csuohio.edu/simond/courses/Report
Template.doc although this is not required.
Important Dates:
Date 
Event 
Nov. 23 
Holiday 
Dec. 7 
Project presentations 
Dec. 7 
Written project reports due 
Dec. 12 
Comprehensive final exam 
Homework due dates and exam dates will be determined by the instructor
during the semester and announced in class. It is the students’ responsibility
to make sure they are aware of these dates.
Grading Scale:
A 
93–100 
A minus 
90–92 
B plus 
87–89 
B 
83–86 
B minus 
80–82 
C 
70–79 
D 
60–69 
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Last Revised: August 28, 2006