Optimal Control

Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. C. Ebenbauer
Credits: 3V, 1Ü


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Ebenbauer


Simon Michalowsky (Exercises)

Dr.-Ing. Shen Zeng (Homework assignments)

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

The exam takes place on Friday, October 6, 2017, starting at 08:00, in V55.21. The duration of the exam is 90 minutes.

Office hour: Friday, September 29, 2017, at 11:00, in V9 2.253.

First lecture: October 24th, 2016
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.



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