ECE 432102 
CONTROL SYSTEMS 
Spring 2006 

Tuesday, 18:00  21:05,
Room 207 Kupfrian Hall 



Instructor: Prof. A.U.
Meyer, Faculty Hall 401B, (973)5963530, meyer@njit.edu,
http://web.njit.edu/~meyer/courses.htm. 


Office Hours: Tuesday
16:0017:45 or by appointment. 

COURSE OUTLINE (subject to change  please check for updates) 

Text: C.L. Phillips, R.D. Harbor:
"Feedback Control Systems", 4^{th} ed., PrenticeHall, 2000
(ISBN 0139490906).
Course Notes (handouts) 

Software: 
MATLAB^{,
}with SIMULINK, (student or
regular) version 5.3, Release 11 or higher, or MATLAB version 4 or higher with corresponding version of
SIMULINK. Note that MATLAB 7, Release 14 is available at
csd.njit.edu/software/. 



Suggested
References: 
There
are many good references available, a few of which are listed below: D.K. Frederick, J.H. Chow, “Feedback
Control Problems using MATLAB and the Control System Toolbox”,
Brooks/Cole 2000.




WEEK 
TOPICS 
PROBLEMS 





1,2, (1/1724) 
Introduction.
Review of control system
basics: Laplace transforms, transfer functions, vectors and matrices, dynamic
system models in both transfer function and state variable representation,
block and flow diagrams, time and frequency response, stability and performance,
RouthHurwitz criterion, root locus, Nyquist criterion, logarithmic frequency
response representation (Bode plots, Nichols chart). [Material from ECE
431].. 
212, 15,17; B2,3,7. 32,4(ad), 16; 410. 67; 716; 911. 

3 ,4 (1/31, 2/7) 
Fullstate feedback. Pole placement design. [Notes and text, pp.407416] 
102, 3, 4. 

5,6 (2/14, 21) 
Observer design:
Fullstate estimators, Use of estimators in feedback design; separation
principle. [Notes and text, pp. 416428] 
106, 7, 8. 

6,7 (2/28, 3/7) 
Reducedorder
estimators. Controllability and observability. Systems with input. [Notes and
text, pp.428449] MIDTERM 
Spec. Probs. 1. 

(3/1319) 
Spring Recess 


8 (3/21) 
Review of pole placement
and observer design 


9, 10 (3/28,4/4)) 
Discrete systems [Notes
and text, pp.455478], Sampled data
systems [Notes and text, pp.485543]. 


11,12 (4/411) 
Nonlinear systems:
Properties; equilibria and their stability; smallsignal linearization.
[Notes and text, pp.579582, 605614], State plane analysis and design.
[Notes and text, pp. 614622]. 
1413, 14, 16, 17, Spec. Prob.2. 

12,13 (4/1118) 
Describing function
analysis. [Notes and text, pp.583605]. 
145, 145 (with relay repl. by e^{3}, 147, Spec. Prob. 3 . 

14 (4/25) 
Review 


15
(5/2) 
FINAL EXAM 


Grading: 8 Mini Quizzes (15 points each) of which the
best 6 count = 90 points, Midterm= 60 points, Final = 80 points, Class
perform. and extra work = 60 points, 290 points total. Homework Format: Please start with your (brief)
restatement of each problem. Show all steps (more important than the actual
result). Use MATLAB whenever feasible, even when not specifically stated in a
problem statement. Computergenerated results (e.g. tables or plots) should
be properly labeled and explained. Printout of any programs (e.g. mfiles)
generated by you to obtain the solutions should also be included. Please keep in mind that clearly presented
work is not only essential for evaluation by the instructor but can also serve
you as a valuable reference resource in your future work or projects. 




