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Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2007/08
10AKSCG, 10AKSCW
Automatic control
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Electronic Engineering - Vercelli
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Computer Engineering - Vercelli
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Calafiore Giuseppe Carlo ORARIO RICEVIMENTO O2 ING-INF/04 30 15 20 0 10
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-INF/04 5 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria informatica
Objectives of the course
The course provides the student with the ability of analyzing classical specifications for automatic control systems (frequency domain specifications, time domain characteristics, reference following, disturbance rejection, etc.) and the skills for designing simple feedback controllers.
Prerequisites
Calculus, Linear Algebra, Dynamic Systems Theory.
Syllabus
Transfer functions and frequency response
Bode diagrams
Polar plots and Nyquist diagrams
Stability analysis for feedback systems, Nyquist criterion
Robustness margins
The classical control loop
Reference signals, outputs, disturbances, measurement noise, tracking errors and the relative closed loop transfer functions
Sensitivity S, complementary sensitivity T and control effort CS
Stationary and low frequency design specifications
Frequency-domain specifications on S, T and CS
Time-domain specifications on transient response
Structural limits of control architectures
Synthesis of lead, lag and lead-lag compensators
Synthesis of notch filters
Standard PID regulators
Examples of complete control designs.
Laboratories and/or exercises
The course includes practise sessions and lab activity for numerical simulations and computer aided design using Matlab.
Bibliography
Textbook: G. Calafiore Appunti di Controlli Automatici; CLUT, Torino, 2005.
Revisions / Exam
Written examination. Students may consult the textbook and personal notes, and may use a scientific calculator (but not a laptop).

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2007/08
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