Cleveland State University
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science
EEC 644/744, Optimal Control Systems
Fall 2015, 4 credit hours
Catalog Description: Optimal Control Systems (404)
Prerequisite: EEC 510 or equivalent. Introduction to the principles and methods of the optimal control approach: performance measures; dynamic programming; calculus of variations; Pontryagin's principle; optimal linear regulators; minimumtime and minimumfuel problems; steepest descent; and quasilinearization methods for determining optimal trajectories.
Course Content: This course will explore mathematical strategies for controlling dynamic statespace systems (both linear and nonlinear) in both noisefree and noisy environments. The methods taught in this course are applicable to many disciplines, including engineering, science, and economics. MATLAB assignments will reinforce the techniques taught in this course. Students are expected to be proficient in MATLAB before taking this course.
Required Text: D. Kirk, Optimal Control Theory, Dover, 2004
References:
J. Speyer and D. Jacobson, Primer on Optimal Control Theory, SIAM, 2010
R. Stengel, Optimal Control and Estimation, Dover, 1994
K. Astrom, Introduction to Stochastic Control Theory, Dover, 2006
B. Anderson and J. Moore, Optimal Control, Dover, 2007
A. Bryson and Y. Ho, Applied Optimal Control, Taylor & Francis, 1975
A. Bryson, Applied Linear Optimal Control, Cambridge University Press, 2002
M. Athans and P. Falb, Optimal Control, Dover, 2006
D. Naidu, Optimal Control Systems, CRC Press, 2002
F. Lewis and V. Syrmos, Optimal Control, WileyInterscience, 1995
P. Dorato, C. Abdallah, and V. Cerone, Linear Quadratic Control, Krieger Publishing, 2000
Day/Time: MW, 4:005:50
Instructor: 
Dan Simon 

Phone: 2166875407 

Email: d.j.simon@csuohio.edu 

Course Web Site: http://academic.csuohio.edu/simond/courses/eec644 

Office: FH 343, FH 310 

Office Hours: MW 2:003:50 
Grading: 



Homework 
25% 

Midterm 
25% 

Term Project 
25% 

Final Exam 
25% 
A 
93100 
A minus 
9092 
B plus 
8789 
B 
8386 
B minus 
8082 
C 
7079 
Homework includes written exercises and MATLAB problems. Students are encouraged to work together on homework, but each student needs to do his or her own work. Students who hand in homework solutions that are essentially the same will receive a grade of zero, and an academic misconduct letter will be placed in the students' files. Late homework will not be accepted. Homework assignments should be in order, neat, and stapled once in the upper left corner.
Tests are openbook and opennotes. Electronic devices are not allowed during tests. Makeup tests will not be given without the prior permission of the instructor.
Dates for tests and homework assignments will be posted at http://academic.csuohio.edu/simond/courses/eec644/homework.html.
Final Exam: Monday December 7, 4:006:00