Principles of Automatic Control

Side-view of a test helicopter in a wind tunnel with a focus on one of the blades.

Adaptive control technologies could like this SMART rotor could allow helicopters to travel with greater efficiency and less noise. (NASA.)


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This course introduces the design of feedback control systems as applied to a variety of air and spacecraft systems. Topics include the properties and advantages of feedback systems, time-domain and frequency-domain performance measures, stability and degree of stability, the Root locus method, Nyquist criterion, frequency-domain design, and state space methods.

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Steven Hall. 16.06 Principles of Automatic Control. Fall 2012. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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