Prof. Eric Feron
Prof. James Paduano
This course site features a fully downloadable classic textbook on nonlinear control systems, Multiple-Input Describing Functions and Nonlinear System Design, written by Arthur Gelb and Professor Wallace Vander Velde.
This course focuses on the design of control systems. Topics covered include: frequency domain and state space techniques; control law design using Nyquist diagrams and Bode plots; state feedback, state estimation, and the design of dynamic control laws; and elementary analysis of nonlinearities and their impact on control design. There is extensive use of computer-aided control design tools. Applications to various aerospace systems, including navigation, guidance, and control of vehicles, are also discussed.
OCW has published multiple versions of this subject.
Feron, Eric, and James Paduano. 16.30 Estimation and Control of Aerospace Systems, Spring 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-30-estimation-and-control-of-aerospace-systems-spring-2004 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA