MSc Guide Information
(Information MSc Guides Electrical Engineering and MSc Systems and Control)
Recent technological innovations have caused a considerable interest in the study of dynamical processes of a mixed continuous and discrete nature. Such processes are called hybrid systems and are characterized by the interaction of time-continuous models (governed by differential or difference equations) on the one hand, and logic rules and discrete-event systems (described by, e.g., automata, finite state machines, etc.) on the other. A hybrid system also arises in practice when continuous physical processes are controlled via embedded software that intrinsically has a finite number of states only (e.g., on/off control). Recent interest in hybrid systems is stimulated by developments in nonlinear control theory, intelligent control, adaptive control, and computer science. The purpose of the course is to introduce a variety of hybrid systems modeling, analysis and control techniques.
Bart De Schutter, room E-2-280, tel: 015-278 51 13
(3mE building, take main entrance, turn left, past first doors, take elevator to 2nd)
Basic systemns and control course (mainly linear systems: state space models, linearization, discrete-time and continuous-time models, stability, feedback control) and experience with MATLAB is required.
3 ECTS / 80 hours
Lecture notes Modeling and Control of Hybrid Systems, by B. De Schutter and W.P.M.H. Heemels, Delft, August 2012 (can be ordered on-line (through BlackBoard/via Microweb Edu))