Aerospace professors, Anouck Girard and Ilya Kolmanovsky, will introduce two new special topics classes beginning in the fall of 2015, AE 495 Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering: Aerospace Vehicle Control and AE 740 Special Topics in Flight Dynamics and Control: Nonlinear and Predictive Control.
For more information contact the Aerospace Engineering office at 764-3310.
AE 495 Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering: Aerospace Vehicle Control
Instructor: A Girard • Meets: TuTh 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Course Objectives: Apply feedback control techniques to aerospace vehicles. Kinematics and dynamics of aircraft and spacecraft for feedback control. Relationship between state space and transfer functions models including controllability and observability. Lyapunov and Nyquist stability analysis in the time and frequency domains. The Kalman filter and its use in the linear quadratic regulator. Effect of nonminimum-phase zeros, delays, and nonlinearities on vehicle performance and reliability.
Prerequisites: AE347 and/or AE348
AE 470 Special Topics in Flight Dynamics and Control: Nonlinear and Predictive Control
Instructors: A. Girard and I. Kolmanovsky • Meets: MW 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Description: Fundamental properties of nonlinear systems; nonlinear stability; nonlinear controllability and observability; feedback stabilization and linearization; sliding control theory; nonlinear model predictive control.