Master’s studies

Syllabus for Automatic Control II

Reglerteknik II


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1RT495
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Technology A1N, Embedded Systems A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), 3, 4, 5
  • Established: 2010-03-16
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2011-05-02
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 28, 2011
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits including Automatic Control I.
  • Responsible department: Department of Information Technology

Learning outcomes

Students who pass the course should be able to

  • determine relations between multivariable dynamic models in form of state space models and transfer functions

  • analyse multivariable dynamic systems with respect to stability, sensitivity for disturbances, statistical properties, and controllability and observability

  • analyse dynamic systems influenced by noise, and to determine stationary variances for given linear models

  • design optimal observers (Kalman filters)

  • design controllers for linear multivariable systems based on linear quadratic (LQ) control

  • account for the principles behind model predictive control (MPC)

  • evaluate controllers in laboratory work on real processes


Mathematical description of linear multivariable systems in continuous and discrete time. Controllability and observability. Stability. Description of disturbances and their effects. Controller synthesis using linear quadratic theory and the separation theorem. Model predictive control.


Lectures, problem solving sessions, tutorials and laboratory work. Guest lecture. Non-compulsory homework assignments.


Written examination at the end of the course (4 credits). Passed laboratory course is also required (1 credit).

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 14, 2011

  • Glad, Torkel; Ljung, Lennart Reglerteori : flervariabla och olinjära metoder

    2. uppl.: Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2003

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