Course detail

Control Theory

FEKT-BPC-RREAcad. year: 2023/2024

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.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

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

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

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

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.


To design, use and manage simple control systems (feedforward and mainly feedback)
Ability to apply control systems. To design, use and maintain systems of applied infromatics mainly in industrial technologies.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Blaha, P., Vavřín, P. Řízení a regulace I. Elektronické texty VUT. (CS)
Franklin, G. F., Powell, D., & Emami-Naeini, A. F.. Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems, Global Edition. Pearson Education, 2019, ISBN 9781292274546. (CS)
Skogestad, S., Multivariable Feedback Control: Analysis and Design, Wiley India, 2014, ISBN 9788126552672 (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-APE Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

  • Programme AJEI-H Bachelor's

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

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


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 the discrete-time control. Approximation of sample and hold circuit by time delay.
6. Control Systems with additional loops. Cascade control. Smith predictor.
7. Revision, reserve. 

Exercise in computer lab

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to MATLAB.
2. System representation in MATLAB.
3. System interconnection in MATLAB.
4. PID controller tuning in MATLAB Simulink. Project assignment.
5. Presentations 1.
6. Presentations 2.
7. Presentations 3.