Nonlinear Dynamics, Systems and Control


Credit Hours:


Learning Objective:

To introduce fundamental concepts and tools which are useful in the analysis of nonlinear systems and in the design of controllers and estimators for such systems. The results are illustrated by and applied to a variety of engineering systems including aerospace systems mechanical systems and communication systems.


Spring 2019 Syllabus

Topics Covered:

Stability Concepts
  • Stability, boundedness, decay rates, Lyapunov analysis
Approximation Methods
  • Describing functions
  • Singular perturbations
Input-Output Description
  • Small gain theorem, circle criterion

Controller Synthesis
State Estimation
Numerical Techniques for Analysis and Design including Linear Matrix Inequalities


AAE 564 (Linear system analysis and synthesis) or equivalent.

Applied / Theory:

50 / 50


Official textbook information is now listed in the Schedule of Classes. NOTE: Textbook information is subject to be changed at any time at the discretion of the faculty member. If you have questions or concerns please contact the academic department.

Computer Requirements:

ProEd Minimum Requirements: