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Ongoing Courses

Optimization and Optimal Control

AME 5790 and AME 4970, Spring 2018

Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 AM to 4:15 PM.
Office hour: After class and on Mondays from 3:00PM to 4:30PM in 238 Felgar Hall.
Optimization

The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to constrained convex optimization as well as necessary and sufficient conditions for optimal control of dynamical systems. Special emphasis will be given to engineering problems and applications.

Class material will be posted on Canvas.


Past Courses

Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and Control

AME 5790 and AME 4970, Spring 2017

Lorenz

The goal of this course is to analyze dynamical systems, whose dynamics is captured by sets of nonlinear ordinary differential equations (ODEs). After a detailed discussion on necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of solution of ODEs, Lyapunov stability theory as well as partial-state stability theory are discussed at length. In the second part of the course, popular control techniques, such as backstepping, sliding mode control, model reference adaptive control, and feedback linearization are discussed at length.


Flight Controls

AME 4513 and AME 5513, Fall 2015-2017

gimbals

The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to fight dynamics and control. At the end of the semester, students will be able to apply their knowledge to practical aerospace engineering problems and learn more about flight dynamics and control through independent study. This class is offered to senior year undergraduate students and first year graduate students, since it requires students to apply some of the knowledge gained in calculus, dynamics, and aerospace controls.


Advanced Dynamics & Control of Mechanical Systems

AME 5790 and AME 4970, Fall 2017

robot

The goal of this course is to introduce students to advanced techniques to model and control multi-body systems, such as robotic manipulators and bio-inspired robotic systems. At the end of the semester, students will be able to apply their knowledge to practical engineering problems by modeling and designing controllers for autonomous mechanical systems. This class is offered to senior year undergraduate students and graduate students in aerospace and mechanical engineering, mathematics, and physics.