Feedback Control Systems

ENSC 383-4


Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the analysis, design, and applications of continuous-time, linear control systems. Topics include transfer function representations of open and closed loop systems, time domain specifications and steady state error, time and frequency response, and stability criteria. It includes a treatment of methods for the analysis of control systems based on the Root Locus and the Nyquist criterion, and their use in the design of PID and lead-lag compensation. Laboratory exercises and the use of computer-aided design tools are included in this course.

Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to develop an understanding for the analysis, design, and applications of feedback control systems. The emphasis of the course will be on modeling and analysis of continuous-time time-invariant systems and an introduction to controller design. The course is intended for undergraduate students in Engineering Science.


Norman S. Nise, Control Systems Engineering , 4th ed., John Wiley & Sons, 2005.


R. C. Dorf and R.H. Bishop, Modern Control Systems , 9th ed., Addison Wesley, 2000.
G. F. Franklin, J. D. Powell, and A. Emami-Naeini, Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems , 4th ed., Addison Wesley, 2002.
K. Ogata, Modern Control Engineering, 4th ed., Prentice Hall, 2001.
R. T. Stefani, C.J. Savant, B. Shahian, and G. H. Hostetter, Design of Feedback Control Systems , 4th ed., Oxford University Press, 2002.

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