Robust and Reliable Control Systems Design
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This course illustrates the basic concepts of robust and reliable systems and the problems associated with multivariable control systems design.

Control techniques such as Predictive Control, Linear-Quadratic Optimal Control, H-infinity Control, Loop Shaping and QFT are all covered in the lectures. Fault tolerant and reconfiguration control are also included in this course; together with state estimation using Kalman filters for both control and fault detection. The lectures are reinforced by Hands-On simulation and design examples that provide practical experience of the concepts covered. Computer design packages that simplify the design process are demonstrated.

Day 1 : Introduction to Robust Control
8.45 Registration
9.00 Need for Robust and Reliable Control and Assessing Stability
10.00 Uncertainty in Systems and Robust Control Design Fundamentals
11.15 Inherent Robustness Properties of State Feedback LQ Optimal Control/td>
12.15 LUNCH
13.00 Hands-on Session: State Feedback LQ Optimal Control and Robustness
14.00 Introduction to Kalman Filtering for Control and Condition Monitoring
14.45 Hands-on Session: State Estimation with Unmeasured States using KF
15.45 LQG Control Design Approach for Disturbance Rejection
16.30 Hands-On Session: Using Dynamic Cost Function Weightings to Improve LQG
17.00 CLOSE
Day 2 : LQG and H-infinity Control Design
09.00 Introduction to Loop Transfer Recovery Design Methods
09.45 Hands-on Session: LQR/LQG and LTR Designs
11.00 Introduction to H-infinity Robust Control Methods and Advantages
12.00 Hands-On Session: H-infinity Robust Control
13.15 LUNCH
14.00 Robust Control Design Procedures and Design Issues
15.00 H-infinity Reliable Control Systems Design Methods
16.00 Quantitative Feedback Theory: A Powerful Robust Design Method
17.00 CLOSE
Day 3 : Predictive, Nonlinear Control Design and Fault Monitoring with Application
09.00 Introduction to Predictive Control Design Methods
10.00 Hands-on Session: Introducing Predictive Control Design and Results
11.15 Introduction to Fault Detection Methods
12.00 Hands-On Session: Model Based Fault Monitoring Methods
13.00 LUNCH
13.45 Fault Tolerant, Safe and Reconfigurable Control
14.30 Simple Nonlinear Controllers and Compensation Methods
16.00 Hands-on Session: Introducing Nonlinear Control
17.00 CLOSE