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ECE Course Syllabus

ECE6554 Course Syllabus


Adaptive Control (3-0-3)

Technical Interest
Systems and Controls

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.)

Indicators (SPIs)
SPIs are a subset of the abilities a student will be able to demonstrate upon successfully completing the course.

Topical Outline
1.	Lyapunov Stability Theory 
	a.	Invariant Set Theorems
	b.	Barbalat?s Lemma
	c.	SPR Lemma
	d.	Nonlinear Time-Invariant and Time-Varying Systems
2.	Parameter Estimation
	a.	Estimation Error Criteria
	b.	Gradient Methods
	c.	Least-Squares Methods
3.	Model Reference Adaptive Control 
	a.	Scalar Case
	b.	State Feedback Design
	c.	Output Feedback Design
4.	Robust Adaptive Control 
	a.	Convergence Guarantees
	b.	Instability Phenomena
	c.	Modifications for Robustness
5.	Adaptive Control of Nonlinear Systems (Additional Topics)
	a.	Systems with Deadzone, Backlash or Hysteresis
	b.	Neuro-Adaptive Control
	c.	Adaptive Control via Linearization
	d.	Adaptive Control via Backstepping
	e.	Concurrent Learning
	f.	Repetitive Control / Iterative Learning Control