Control Systems Design

In the area of our core expertise ‒ control system design ‒ we offer three consecutive seminars. The basic seminar (control engineering) refreshes existing knowledge regarding analysis, controller selection, design and refers to structures of control cycles. The advanced seminar (State-Space), focuses on the representation and design of state controllers and observers. The expert seminar (Discrete Time Systems) demonstrates how components from the basic and state-space seminars are implemented and which pitfalls can be expected.

Basic Seminar: Control System Design

During exercises and presentations, the participant is introduced to the world of control engineering such as control loop, reference variable and loop amplification. Based on the description and analysis of the controlled system, a continuous example is used as the basis for exercises to determine which controllers have to be designed in order to meet requirements for the speed or robustness of the control system. In addition to single-loop control loops, structural extensions such as disturbance feedforward and cascaded control are also dealt with. The training conveys basic concepts from the field of control engineering so that the participant can interpret requirements for a control loop and work out possible solution approaches by himself or in a common discussion.

  • 2 days
  • Lecture with discussion and exercises
  • 5-8 participants
  • Trainings: 2019, Sept. 10-11 (Stuttgart)
  • Training fee: 1.456,00 €

Content Focus

  • System description and -analysis
  • Demands for control systems
  • Controller types and controller design
  • Controller structures (single loop, cascaded controllers, feedforward control, disturbance feedforward)

Intended Audience

The advanced training is primarily aimed at development engineers, mathematicians and scientific researchers who have not been faced with tasks involving control engineering since their university studies and who would like to refamiliarize themselves with this discipline.

Requirements

Prerequisites are basic skills in Matlab and Simulink because various exercises will be carried out via these tools.

Advanced Seminar: State-Space Systems

State-space representation is a system description that provides deeper insights into system analysis and controller design. In this training module, the participants will familiarize themselves with state-space representation through presentations and exercises to gain deeper system understanding. Terms like controllability and observability will be clarified to deduce whether the draft of a state regulator or state observer is realizable. In addition, it will be explained how the state regulator and state observer are to be interpreted. The topic is mathematically challenging.

  • 1 day
  • Lecture with discussion and exercises
  • 5-8 participants
  • Work is carried out with a laptop
  • Trainings: 2019, Sept. 12 (Stuttgart)
  • Training fee: 1.004,00 €

Content Focus

  • System description and representation in state-space
  • Operating principle and layout of state controllers according to Riccati and pole placement
  • Operating principle and layout of state observers

Intended Audience

The advanced training is primarily aimed at development engineers, mathematicians and scientific researchers who have not been faced with tasks involving control engineering since their university studies and who would like to refamiliarize themselves with this discipline.

Requirements

Prerequisite is the successful conclusion of the Basic Seminar Control System Design. Additionally, basic skills in Matlab and Simulink because various exercises will be carried out via these tools.

Advanced Seminar: Discrete Time Systems

In this advanced training, continuously designed controllers will be transferred into a system with fixed sample times. The participants will familiarize themeselves with the terminology of discrete time systems and will be able to program a controller as a difference equation. An additional focus is put on the transfer of state-space systems (state controllers and state observers) in order to subsequently implement a state controller. The imparted knowledge aims to enable the participants to implement pertaining functions, not only model-based but also to be able to translate them into an excelled language such as “C/C++”.

  • 1 day
  • Lecture with discussion and exercises
  • Work is carried out with a laptop
  • 5-8 participants
  • Trainings: 2019, Sept. 13 (Stuttgart)
  • Training fee: 1.004,00 €

Content Focus

  • World of terms on discrete time systems
  • System description, representation and analysis of discrete time systems
  • Transfer of continual controllers with the Tustin and Euler Transformation
  • Transfer of state controllers and observers in discrete time description forms
  • Implementation of controllers

Intended Audience

The advanced training is primarily aimed at development engineers, mathematicians and scientific researchers who have not been faced with tasks involving control engineering since their university studies and who would like to refamiliarize themselves with this discipline.

Requirements

Prerequisites are the successful conclusion of the Basic Seminar Control System Design and the Advanced Seminar State Space Systems. Additionally, basic skills in Matlab and Simulink because various exercises will be carried out via these tools.

For questions, dates and registration contact us at

Phone: +49 89 8208598-123
Email: training(at)itk-engineering[dot]de