Workshop on Advanced Nonlinear Control Systems

Professional Development Course
Instructor: Attaullah Y. Memon, PhD
NUST-PNEC, Karachi Pakistan
Email: attaullah@pnec.nust.edu.pk

SEECS is going to arrange a workshop on Advanced Nonlinear Control Systems  at RIMMS lecture hall, SEECS-NUST H-12 Islamabad from 28-31 May (Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily). The instructor, Attaullah Y. Memon, is coming from PNEC Karachi who has done his PhD under supervision of Dr Hasan K. Khalil from Michigan State University. 

This Workshop is aimed to provide the professional engineers (with a background in electrical/electronic/mechanical/aerospace/industrial engineering) a comprehensive treatment of the nonlinear control systems which so often arise in many applications of engineering interest. 

Course Objective: This course is aimed to provide the professional engineers (with a background in electrical/electronics/mechanical/aerospace/industrial/manufacturing engineering) a comprehensive treatment of the nonlinear control systems which so often arise in the applications of engineering interest. The course covers in detail the synthesis and analysis aspects of feedback controllers for (linear and) nonlinear systems. Various tools pertaining to efficient design of robust (and optimal) controllers are introduced, with an objective of achieving given performance specifications (such as obtaining desired transient response and steady-state error specifications while rejecting/attenuating the effect of (known/unknown) uncertainties and disturbances to which the systems are subjected to during their operation.

Course Outline: Topics Session
Introduction – The Control Problem
Brief Review of Controller Synthesis & Analysis – Linear Systems
(A quick refresher and overview)
Day 1
(Morning)
03 hours
Nonlinear Models & Nonlinear Phenomena, Fundamental Properties
Second-Order Systems
Stability of equilibrium points – Lyapunov Stability
Day 1
(Afternoon)
03 hours
Input-state and Input-output stability
Nonlinear Feedback Control – Stabilization & Tracking Problem
Feedback Linearization
Day 2
(Morning)
03 hours
Nonlinear Control Design Tools
- Robust Stabilization & Tracking – Sliding Mode Control
– Lyapunov Redesign
– Backstepping
Day 2
(Afternoon)
03 hours
State Estimation /Nonlinear Observers/ Output Feedback Control
- Linear Observers, Kalman Filters and Extended Kalman Filters
- High-Gain Observers and Extended High-Gain Observers (Latest Trends)
- Sliding Mode Observers
Day 3
(Morning)
03 hours
Optimal Nonlinear and Inverse Optimal Nonlinear Control
Control Lyapunov Functions
Day 3
(Afternoon)
03 hours
The Servomechanism Problem
- Linear and Nonlinear Robust Output Regulation Problem
Day 4
(Morning)
03 hours
Applications/ Examples and Course Conclusions
- Attitude Control Problem of Aerial Vehicles
- Sensorless Speed Control of (IM and/or BLDC) Motors
Day 4
(Afternoon)
03 hours

 

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