Dr. Andrew Rindos

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Phone: 919-515-7360

ECE 516 Systems Control Engineering

3 Credit Hours

We will cover modern control theory (time domain analysis) for linear systems - including canonical state space representations (controller canonical, observer canonical, etc.), linearization, multi-input multi-outputs systems (including MFDs), and minimal state representations, controllers/observers, and controllability/observability, state transition matrix, Cayley-Hamilton, eigenvalues/eigenvectors, and similarity transformations, with introductions to digital, time-varying and optimal control systems. We will also cover various fundamental linear algebra techniques.


ECE 308 or equivalent introductory controls course, or courses in linear algebra and differential equations

Course Objectives

Proficiency in modeling and design of linear control systems using time-domain analytic methods (i.e., modern control theory)

Course Requirements

Midterm and final exams, class project, homework (up to 8)


Required: Model Control Theory – William Brogan

  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0135897637
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0135897638


Updated: 10/31/2022