Course detail

Control Theory

FEKT-HRREAcad. year: 2020/2021

Basic terms is Control Theory.Feedforward and feedback control.Simple on-off and proportional control (continuous and discrete type).Stability of feedback systems.Steady state and dynamics errors. PID controllers. Systems with multi feedback loops.Digital PSD controllers.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Ability to apply control systems. To design, use and maintain systems of applied infromatics mainly in industrial technologies.


The subject knowledge on the secondary-school level and pre-intermediate level of English.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Blaha, P., Vavřín, P.: Řízení a regulace I. Elektronické texty VUT. (CS)
Vavřín, P.: Teorie automatického řízení I. Vysoké učení technické v Brně, 1991. (CS)
Distefano, J. J., Stubberud, A. R. and Williams, I. J.: Feedback and Control Systems. McGraw-Hill Companies, 1994. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations. Materials for lectures and exercises are available for students from web pages of the course. Students have to write a single project/assignment during the course.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

30 points for tests and activities during seminar works and computer experiments.
70 points for final written exam

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction. Control systems. Open- loop and closed - loop circuits. Examples of control systems. Terminology. Basic variables in control.
2. Stability definitions. Stability of continuous and discrete time systems. Hurwitz, Routh and simplified Nyquist criteria of stability.
3. Simple controllers: P, I, PI, PD and PID types. Quality of control, dynamic parameters, cost functions.
4. Controller design methods. Method of optimal time response, Ziegler-Nichols method.
5. PSD control. Special properties of discrete time control. Approximation of sampler and hold circuit by time-delay.
6. Control Systems with additional loops. Cascade control. Smith predictor.


To design, use and manage simple control systems (feedforward and mainly feedback)

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme AJEI-H Bachelor's

    branch H-AEI , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


eLearning: opened course