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.

2023W, VU, 3.0h, 4.5EC


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

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

  • path following control
  • dissipativity and passivity
  • iterative learning control
  • reinforcement learning

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




Course dates

Thu15:00 - 18:0005.10.2023 - 25.01.2024 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture
Advanced Methods in Nonlinear Control - Single appointments
Thu05.10.202315:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture
Thu12.10.202315:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture
Thu19.10.202315:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture
Thu09.11.202315:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture
Thu16.11.202315:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture
Thu23.11.202315:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture
Thu30.11.202315:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture
Thu07.12.202315:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture
Thu14.12.202315:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture
Thu21.12.202315:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture
Thu11.01.202415:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture
Thu18.01.202415:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture
Thu25.01.202415:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum CA0532Lecture

Examination modalities

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

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
25.09.2023 08:00 03.02.2024 23:59 03.02.2024 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 506 Energy Systems and Automation Technology Not specified
066 507 Telecommunications Not specified
066 515 Automation and Robotic Systems Mandatory elective
066 938 Computer Engineering Mandatory elective


Lecture notes (in German) are available here.

Preceding courses