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Analysis and Design of Digital Control Systems

A comprehensive introduction to control system synthesis in which the digital computer plays a major role, reinforced with hands-on laboratory experience. Covers elements of real-time computer architecture; input-output interfaces and data converters; analysis and synthesis of sampled-data control systems using classical and modern (state-space) methods; analysis of trade-offs in control algorithms for computation speed and quantization effects. Laboratory projects emphasize practical digital servo interfacing and implementation problems with timing, noise, nonlinear devices.


9/13/06 - Pset 1 solutions out.

9/13/06 - Pset 2 out.

9/6/06 - The first problem set has been posted. A student information sheet has also been placed online. Please fill it out if you did not get a chance to do so in class today. You can access the aforementioned handouts on the problem set and handouts pages, respectively.

8/28/06 - Welcome to 2.171 Fall 2006. Please register for the course on Websis and feel free to e-mail the TA with any questions.