Course Details

ELE753 - Adaptive Control

2023-2024 Summer term information
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ELE753 - Adaptive Control
Program Theoretıcal hours Practical hours Local credit ECTS credit
PhD 3 0 3 10
Obligation : Elective
Prerequisite courses : -
Concurrent courses : -
Delivery modes : Face-to-Face
Learning and teaching strategies : Lecture, Question and Answer, Problem Solving
Course objective : Control systems are usually designed by assuming that the system parameters are not changing. However, in many practical applications system parameters are not constant but changes with time and this affects the control performance adversely. Control systems that have the ability to sense the changes in the system parameters and to change itself accordingly in order to maintain a certain desired performance are called adaptive. In this course, the aim is to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills in order to be able to understand, analyze and design such systems.
Learning outcomes : A student completing the course successfully is expected to understand the nature of uncertainties affecting a system. be able to identify (to model) systems using experimental data. be able to decide whether an adaptive control is a good option for a given problem. be able to analyse and design adaptive control systems. have a suitable background to follow further studies in adaptive systems.
Course content : System models. Parameter estimation: Least Squares method, Recursive Least Squares (RLS), Extended Recursive Least Squares (ERLS), parameter tracking, covariance blow-up, gradient methods. Model reference adaptive control: MIT and SPR rules. Self-tuning control: Model reference control, Minimum Variance (MV) method, Generalized Minimum Variance (GMV), Generalized Predictive Control (GPC). Continuous-time Self-tuning control. Auto-tuning and gain scheduling. Stability, convergence and robustness.
References : 1. Astrom K.J. and Wittenmark B., Adaptive Control, 2nd Ed., Addison Wesley, 1995.; 2. Wellstead P.E. and Zarrop M.B., Self-Tuning Systems, Wiley, 1991.; 3. Narendra K.S. and Annaswamy A.M., Stable Adaptive Systems, Prentice Hall, 1989.; 4. Sastry S. And Bodson M., Adaptive Control: Stability, Convergence, and Robustness, Prentice Hall, 1989.; 5. Gawthrop P.J., Continuous-Time Self-Tuning Control, Research Studies Press, 1987.; 6. Ljung L. And Söderström T., Theory and Practice of Recursive Identification, MIT Press, 1983.
Course Outline Weekly
Weeks Topics
1 An overview of adaptive systems, Model Reference Control and solution of Diophantine equation.
2 Model Reference Adaptive Control: Gradient approach and MIT rule.
3 Model Reference Adaptive Control: Stability, error and parameter convergence and modified adjustment rules.
4 Model Reference Adaptive Control based on stability theories and SPR rule.
5 Least Squares parameter estimation, Recursive Least Squares (RLS) and Extended Least Squares.
6 Tracking parameter changes, covariance resetting, random walk, forgetting factor approach, covariance blow-up, directional and variable forgetting factors. Gradient methods for parameter estimation.
7 Parameter estimation for continuous-time models and continuous-time least squares.
8 Self-tuning control: model reference method.
9 Self-tuning control: Minimum Variance (MV) and Generalized minimum Variance (GMV) method.
10 Midterm Exam
11 Self-tuning control: Generalized Predictive Control (GPC) method.
12 Continuous-time Self-tuning control.
13 Auto-tuning.
14 Gain scheduling.
15 Final exam.
16 Final exam.
Assessment Methods
Course activities Number Percentage
Attendance 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Application 0 0
Field activities 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0
Assignments 6 30
Presentation 0 0
Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Midterms 1 30
Final exam 1 40
Total 100
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade success 60
Percentage of final exam contributing grade success 40
Total 100
Workload and ECTS Calculation
Course activities Number Duration (hours) Total workload
Course Duration 13 3 39
Laboratory 0 0 0
Application 0 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0 0
Field activities 0 0 0
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, etc.) 14 9 126
Presentation / Seminar Preparation 0 0 0
Project 0 0 0
Homework assignment 6 8 48
Quiz 0 0 0
Midterms (Study duration) 1 25 25
Final Exam (Study duration) 1 25 25
Total workload 35 70 263
Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes
Key learning outcomes Contribution level
1 2 3 4 5
1. Has highest level of knowledge in certain areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
2. Has knowledge, skills and and competence to develop novel approaches in science and technology.
3. Follows the scientific literature, and the developments in his/her field, critically analyze, synthesize, interpret and apply them effectively in his/her research.
4. Can independently carry out all stages of a novel research project.
5. Designs, plans and manages novel research projects; can lead multidisiplinary projects.
6. Contributes to the science and technology literature.
7. Can present his/her ideas and works in written and oral forms effectively; in Turkish or English.
8. Is aware of his/her social responsibilities, evaluates scientific and technological developments with impartiality and ethical responsibility and disseminates them.
1: Lowest, 2: Low, 3: Average, 4: High, 5: Highest
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