Feedback Control Systems

Photograph of an X-29 jet.

Highly maneuverable aircraft, like this X-29, often require sophisticated control systems to fly stably. (Photo courtesy of NASA Dryden Flight Research Center Photo Collection.)


MIT Course Number

16.30 / 16.31

As Taught In

Fall 2010



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Course Description

This course will teach fundamentals of control design and analysis using state-space methods. This includes both the practical and theoretical aspects of the topic. By the end of the course, you should be able to design controllers using state-space methods and evaluate whether these controllers are robust to some types of modeling errors and nonlinearities. You will learn to:

  • Design controllers using state-space methods and analyze using classical tools.
  • Understand impact of implementation issues (nonlinearity, delay).
  • Indicate the robustness of your control design.
  • Linearize a nonlinear system, and analyze stability.

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Jonathan How, and Emilio Frazzoli. 16.30 Feedback Control Systems. Fall 2010. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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