WS 2017/18 Optimal Control (3V/1U)


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Ebenbauer


Dr. Victoria Grushkovskaya (Exercises)

Meriem Gharbi  (Homework assignments)

Time and place (3h lecture + 1h exercise)


First lecture: October 23rd, 2017
Monday 14:00-15:30, V 57.06          
Friday 14:00-15:30,V 57.06

Course description (Engineer@work)

In many practical control problems it is desired to optimize a given cost functional while satisfying constraints involving dynamical systems. These kind of problems typically fall into the area of optimal control, a centerpiece of modern control theory. This course gives an introduction to the theory and application of optimal control for linear and nonlinear systems. Topics covered in the course are:

  • Nonlinear programming approach
  • Dynamic programming
  • Model predictive control
  • Pontryagin maximum principle
  • Applications

The course is intended to students having visited SGRT/ERT lectures.

The course is given in English.


Additional information, exercises and further course material is avaible on the ILIAS-page of the course.