Nonlinear Control Systems

23rd November 2016, Glasgow

ISC is pleased to announce that registration is now open for this course. We are offering an "Early Bird Discount" if registration is received 2 weeks before the course start date (see online registration form). Employees of ACTC member companies are entitled to two places free of charge. Note that all courses offered can also be provided at your company premises through special arrangements, please contact us for more information.

Registration is required. Please ensure the payment details section of the form is completed.


This one-day course provides a brief overview of various popular techniques for nonlinear control systems design. It will also introduce a new family of nonlinear industrial controllers referred to as Nonlinear Generalised Minimum Variance (NGMV). The new NGMV controllers are simple to drive theoretically and easy to implement. The wider family of controllers contains versions that in the limiting case of linear systems revert to well-known generalised minimum variance, Linear Quadratic Gaussian, and Generalised Predictive Controllers.

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Event Venue

Glasgow City Centre


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08.45 Registration
09.00 Introduction to Nonlinear Systems and Modelling Methods
09.45 Introduction to Nonlinear System Control Design Techniques
10.45 State-space Modelling Systems and Engine Control Example
11.30 Hands-On Session: Nonlinear System Modelling (e.g. Engine Control)
12.30 LUNCH
13.30 Introduction to Simple Nonlinear Control Design Methods and Nonlinear Generalized Minimum Variance (NGMV) Control
14.30 Advanced Nonlinear Controls Including Sliding Mode and the NGMV Family of Control Design Methods
15.30 Introduction to Nonlinear Filtering and Nonlinear Control Design Applications
16.30 Demonstration of Solving Design Problems Using NGMV toolbox
17.00 CLOSE