Optimal Control

WS 2017/18

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


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Ebenbauer


Dr. Victoria Grushkovskaya (Exercises)

Meriem Gharbi  (Homework assignments)

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


The exam takes place on Thursday, March 29, 2018, starting at 14:00, in V53.01. The duration of the exam is 90 minutes. 

Examination arrangements can be changed at short notice. Check the examination schedule as well as your ILIAS account several days before the exam for possible changes in date, time or location. 
Any auxiliaries such as lecture notes, books or electronic devices are not allowed. 

Office hour: Monday, March 26, 2018, at 13:00 in V9 2.255.

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.



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