Estimation and Control of Aerospace Systems

Reduced degree-of-freedom helicopter apparatus.

Reduced degree-of-freedom helicopter apparatus, used during lab assignments for this course. (Image courtesy of MIT OpenCourseWare.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

16.30

As Taught In

Spring 2004

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Features

Course Highlights

This course site features a fully downloadable classic textbook on nonlinear control systems, Multiple-Input Describing Functions and Nonlinear System Design, written by Arthur Gelb and Professor Wallace Vander Velde.

Course Description

This course focuses on the design of control systems. Topics covered include: frequency domain and state space techniques; control law design using Nyquist diagrams and Bode plots; state feedback, state estimation, and the design of dynamic control laws; and elementary analysis of nonlinearities and their impact on control design. There is extensive use of computer-aided control design tools. Applications to various aerospace systems, including navigation, guidance, and control of vehicles, are also discussed.

Feron, Eric, and James Paduano. 16.30 Estimation and Control of Aerospace Systems, Spring 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-30-estimation-and-control-of-aerospace-systems-spring-2004 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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