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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AE848
Subject Title Modern Aircraft Control Design


Fundamentals of matrix algebra and vector spaces – Solution of simultaneous equations for square, under-determined, and over-determined systems – Concepts of basis vector transfor- mations – Similarity and adjoint transformations – Eigenvalues and eigenvectors – Jordan form – Characteristic equation – Analytic functions of square matrices and Cayley-Hamilton theorem – Concepts of state, state-space, state-vector – Methods for obtaining the system mathematical model in the state-space form – State-space Form for Aerospace Systems: Aircraft dynamics,missile dynamics, inertial navigation system – Solution of homogeneous state equations – Con- cept of fundamental matrix and state transition matrix – Methods for evaluating state transition matrix – Solution of nonhomogeneous equations – Phase variable and Jordan canonical forms – Controllability and observability of the systems, pole placement design with full state feedback – Introduction to optimal control.

Text Books

Same as Reference


1. Friedland, B., Control System Design: An Introduction to State-Space Methods, McGraw- Hill (1987).

2. Dazzo, J. J. and Houpis, C. H., Linear Control System Analysis and Design: Conventional and Modern, McGraw-Hill (1995).

3. Etkin, B., Dynamics of Atmospheric Flight, Dover (2005).