This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
Module version of WS 2012/3
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|WS 2017/8||WS 2012/3|
MW1420 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||45 h||5 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
- Modeling of dynamical systems in state space
- Solution of the linear state differential equations
- The concepts of eigenvalues, poles and zeros
- Canonical forms of the state representation
- System properties: stability, controllability, observability
- Effects of pole-zero cancellations
- Relations between system representations in time and frequency domain
- Design of linear state feedback controllers in a two-degrees-of-freedom structure
- Design of linear state observers
- Methods for disturbance attenuation
- Introduction to flatness-based feedforward control at the example of linear systems
- model real-world dynamical systems in the state-space representation and linearize them to achieve a linear state space model
- compute the solutions of linear state differential equations and analyze the dynamical system for stability, observability and controllability
- understand the purpose and advantage of a two-degrees-of-freedom controller structure
- design state-feedback controllers using the pole placement method and as a Linear Quadratic Regulator (LQR)
- design a Luenberger state-observer to calculate the non measurable states of the system
- further modify the closed-loop system by adding measures to cope with the different disturbances acting on the system
- have a basic knowledge about flatness-based feedforward control
- a basic course in automatic control dealing with the analysis of dynamical systems (transfer function, impulse response, poles and zeros, stability, Laplace Transform, and basic control loops (P, PI, PID))
- mathematical background: basic linear algebra (matrix computations, eigenvalues, determinants,...) and complex numbers' theory.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||2||Advanced Control - Lecture - (MW1420)||Kotyczka, P.||
Fri, 08:00–09:30, Interims II 004
|UE||1||Advanced Control - Additional Exercise - (MW1420)||Herrmann, M.||
Fri, 13:30–15:00, Interims II 003
|UE||1||Advanced Control - Exercise Course - (MW1420)||Herrmann, M.||
Fri, 09:30–10:30, Interims II 004
|UE||1.33||Advanced Control - Revision Exercise - (MW1420)||Herrmann, M. Kotyczka, P.||dates in groups||
Learning and Teaching Methods
- 90 min. lecture
- 45 min. exercise course
- 90 min. additional exercise course (optional)
Exercises and their solutions, as well as additional material, will be available for download.
In addition to the problems which are solved in the regular exercise course, a set of addional problems is offered for homework. The solutions of the homework are discussed in the additional exercise course (optional).
Exercises and their solutions as well as additional material will be available for download.
 Dorf, R.C., Bishop, R.H.: Modern Control Systems.Prentice Hall (Pearson) 2008.
 Franklin, G.F., Powell, J.D., Emami-Naeini, A.: Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall (Pearson) 2006.
 Kailath, T.: Linear Systems, Prentice Hall, 1980.Dorf, R.C., Bishop, R.H.: Modern Control Systems. Prentice Hall (Pearson) 2008.
 Antsaklis, P. J., Michel, A. N.: Linear Systems.Birkhäuser, 2006.
 Ogata, K.: Model Control Engineering, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2009.
 Ogata, K.: MATLAB for Control Engineers, 1st Edition, Prentice Hall, 2007.
Description of exams and course work
Theoretical questions, some of them formulated as multiple choice questions, make up approx. 1/3 of the achievable points.
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.
Current exam dates
Currently TUMonline lists the following exam dates. In addition to the general information above please refer to the current information given during the course.
|Thu, 2022-03-03, 11:30 till 13:00||Interims I: 102
|Import||till 2022-01-15 (cancelation of registration till 2022-02-24)|