Advanced Control Theory


This course is intended to proceed on the topics of the mandatory course Automatic Control. Starting from the basics covered in advanced control theory topics and control design methods will be discussed. The students are provided with a solid foundation to solve typical control problems.




Intended audience

To be eligible for this course, students are expected to be familiar with the interdisciplinary and systematic approaches of control theory by previously having attended the course Automatic Control. This course specifically aims at students who would like to focus on control engineering within their studies.


Information on RWTHmoodle Course Rooms

Registration for the RWTHmoodle course rooms is usually performed by the students themselves, starting from the lecture site in the RWTHonline system. If you have trouble registering or you need a late registration, please contact your respective advisor.



Lorenz Dörschel, geb. Pyta

Part-time Lecturer and Head of Combustion Processes


+49 241 80 27539




The course includes the following topics:

  • Root locus plots and controller design
  • Optimal control
  • State estimation
  • Loop Shaping
  • H-infinity control
  • z-Transformation
  • Control of time-discrete systems
  • Anti-Windup
  • Model predictive control - MPC
  • Switching control / Describing function method
  • Dynamics of nonlinear systems
  • Control of non-linear systems
  • Control of time-variant systems

Monday, February 18, 2019, 9:00am to 1:00pm

Inspection of the exam and Application for oral examination:
IRT, Campus-Boulevard 30, 52074 Aachen, 1st floor, room 052.


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