376.065 Advanced Methods in Nonlinear 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.

2021W, VU, 3.0h, 4.5EC


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to identify, understand, analyze, and solve complex nonlinear control problems. They especially know about the theories, the mathematically principles and advanced control- and observer-design methods, which are required to solve these problems. Consequently, successful completion of this course enables students to select and apply solution methods appropriate for the respective control task. This course strengthens and deepens engineering approaches, abstract and analytical thinking, independent solution of practical control problems, as well as mathematical skills.

Subject of course

  • iterative learning control
  • model predictive control
  • moving horizon estimation
  • path following control
  • dissipativity and passivity

Teaching methods

The contents of this lecture are elaborated and discussed based on lecture notes (document freely available). The material is presented on the blackboard and with slides. To deepen, reinforce, and practically apply the material, example problems are discussed and mathematically solved. The software Matlab/Simulink is used for computer-aided control design.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Current information on the teaching mode in the winter semester 2021/2022

This course is scheduled to be held in presence as long as the current situation and/or legal circumstances allow.  Should it be necessary to switch to distance learning, we will switch to online-meetings via ZOOM. Further details will be communicated via TISS messages, which require a course registration. The first lecture (including a preview on the organization of the course) starts on 7.10.2020 at 15:00.



Course dates

Thu15:00 - 18:0007.10.2021Computerlabor E376, CA0426 Lecture
Thu15:00 - 18:0014.10.2021Computerlabor E376, CA0426 Lecture
Thu15:00 - 18:0021.10.2021 - 27.01.2022 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture
Thu15:00 - 18:0004.11.2021 Online (Livestream) (LIVE)Lecture
Advanced Methods in Nonlinear Control - Single appointments
Thu07.10.202115:00 - 18:00Computerlabor E376, CA0426 Lecture
Thu14.10.202115:00 - 18:00Computerlabor E376, CA0426 Lecture
Thu21.10.202115:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture
Thu28.10.202115:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture
Thu04.11.202115:00 - 18:00 Online (Livestream)Lecture
Thu11.11.202115:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture
Thu18.11.202115:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture
Thu25.11.202115:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture
Thu02.12.202115:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture
Thu09.12.202115:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture
Thu16.12.202115:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture
Thu13.01.202215:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture
Thu20.01.202215:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture
Thu27.01.202215:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture

Examination modalities

The exam is oral and covers all contents of the course.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
20.09.2021 08:00 29.01.2022 23:59 29.01.2022 23:59



Lecture notes (in German) are available here.

Preceding courses