328.011 Digital Control
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • correctly represent a plant's system dynamics in discrete time and model and analyze it appropriately.
  • apply sampling concepts accurately.
  • successfully design discrete-time controllers and implement them.
  • carry out system analysis and control design tasks on systems represented both in time-discrete transfer function form as well as in state-space form.

Subject of course

Hardware of a digital control loop, discrete-time signals, difference equations, z-transform, impulse sampling, signal reconstruction, pulse transfer functions, block-diagrams, stability of single-input/single-output systems (SISO-systems) Design of digital controllers using discrete-time equivalents of continuous-time controllers and the root locus method, analytical design (dead beat controller), analysis and design of digital control systems using state space methods, controllability and observability, state-vector feedback, discrete-time observers.

Teaching methods

The lecture is interactive. It is based on a structured, detailed lecture script, whereby numerous multimedia contents (illustrative videos, practical examples, MATLAB animations of relevant contexts and controller behavior) are also used to support the building of knowledge and understanding.

Students are interactively involved in scientific discussions and in close interaction with the exercise in terms of content.

Mode of examination


Additional information

This course is taught in English.



Course dates

Mon13:00 - 15:0002.03.2020 - 09.03.2020Seminarraum BA 05 Lecture
Digital Control - Single appointments
Mon02.03.202013:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BA 05 Lecture
Mon09.03.202013:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BA 05 Lecture

Examination modalities

Written examination (theory part, then computer-assisted application part)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.03.2020 00:00 12.05.2020 00:00 12.05.2020 00:00

Registration modalities:

Please register via TISS in order to access the TUWEL course.



Lecture notes for this course are available at the institute (Getreidemarkt 9, skyscraper BA, 6th floor, E325-A5 Div. of control and process automation, institute of mechanics and mechatronics)

Price: EUR 13.- (Lecture notes), EUR 8,- (collection of exercise problems)

Ogata: Discrete-Time Control Systems

Previous knowledge

A basic course in automatic control including state space methods.