cod. 1010690

Academic year 2023/24
1° year of course - Second semester
- Nicola MIMMO
Academic discipline
Automatica (ING-INF/04)
A scelta dello studente
Type of training activity
60 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: UNIBO
course unit

Learning objectives

This course aims at providing the good practices for designing control systems based on linearisation


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Course unit content

PART 1 - System Theory
State Space Representation, Stability, Reachability, Observability, Kalman Decomposition, Optimal Control, Optimal State Observer
PART 2 – Applications
Longitudinal Controls: Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Vertical Controls: Active Suspension Systems (ASS)
Lateral Controls: Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
State Estimation

Full programme

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[1] P. J. Antsaklis, A. N. Michel, "Linear Systems" - Birkhauser (2006) - - ISBN 978-0-8176-4434-5
[2] Frank L. Lewis, Draguna L. Vrabie, Vassilis L. Syrmos, "Optimal Control", Third Edition (2012) - Print ISBN:9780470633496 Online ISBN:9781118122631 DOI:10.1002/9781118122631
[3] D. Simon, “Optimal State Estimation: Kalman, H Infinity, and Nonlinear Approaches” – Wiley (2006)
[4] Weintraub, "Jordan Canonical Form. Theory and Practice" - Morgan & Claypool (2009)
[5] U. Kiencke, L. Nielsen. “Automotive Control Systems: For Engine, Driveline and Vehicle” - Second Edition – Springer (2005) - ISBN 978-3-642-06211-7
[6] R. Rajamani. “Vehicle Dynamics and Control” – Springer (2012) - ISBN 978-1-4899-8546-0
[7] W. Chen, H. Xiao, Q. Wang, L. Zhao, M. Zhu. “Integrated Vehicle Dynamics and Control” – Wiley (2016)
[8] T. Gillespie, “Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics” - Weber (1992)
[9] Ulsoy, A. Galip, Huei Peng, and Melih Çakmakci. "Automotive control systems". Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Teaching methods

Blackboard, Electronic Board, Microsoft Teams, Computer Simulations

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists of a group (max 3 students) project in which the students solve a control problem related to an automotive case study. The group must provide a technical report and the simulator on which the proposed solution is tested. The project is developed in tight collaboration with the teacher in agreement with a recursive "submit and review" process. The mark is out of 30 and it is equal for all the members of the group.
To pass the exam the students must know the good practices to design a control system with a focus on automotive case studies. The project mark is directly proportional to the technical quality of the work produced.
Attendance is not necessary to take the exam.

Other information

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