ECE Course Outline


Adaptive Control (3-0-3)

ECE 6550
Catalog Description
Methods of parameter estimation and adaptive control for systems with constant or slowly-varying unknown parameters. MATLAB design projects emphasizing applications to physical systems.
Ioannou & Sun, Robust Adaptive Control, Prentice Hall, 1996. ISBN 9780134391007 (required) (comment: Free on-line text available.)

Topical Outline
Parameter Estimation (3 weeks)
    Estimation Error Criteria
    Gradient Methods
    Least-Squares Methods

Lyapunov Stability Theory (1 week)
    Barbalats Lemma
    SPR Lemma

Model Reference Adaptive Control (3 weeks)
    Scalar Case
    State Feedback Design
    Output Feedback Design

Adaptive Pole Placement Control (3 weeks)
    Scalar Case
    Polynomial Approach
    State-Variable Approach

Robust Adaptive Control (1 week)
    Instability Phenomena
    Modifications for Robustness

Adaptive Control of Nonlinear Systems (2 weeks)
    Systems with Deadzone, Backlash or Hysteresis
    Adaptive Control via Linearization
    Adaptive Control via Backstepping

Repetitive Control (1 week)