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Mechanical Engineering (MECH)

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

MECH 4501 [0.5 credit]

State Space Modeling & Control

Review of matrices. Geometric structure and dynamics of linear systems. Controllability and observability. Pole placement design of controllers and observers. Design of regulator and servo systems. Transmission zeros. Eigenstructure assignment. Relationship to frequency or classical control techniques. Computer solutions using MATLAB. Applications.
Precludes additional credit for SYSC 5502.
Prerequisite: MAAE 4500 or SYSC 4505 or MAAE 3502 (taken before 1999-2000).
Lectures three hours a week.

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