Estimation and Control of Aerospace Systems OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Undergraduate Class on Aerospace System Design by MIT

Published Feb 26, 2009

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is offering a free OpenCourseWare project entitled 'Estimation and Control of Aerospace Systems.' This online course explores control systems design and features computer-aided tools used to conduct control design. Individuals interested in or currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics may take this course.

Estimation and Control of Aerospace Systems: Course Specifics

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Undergraduate Yes No No Yes

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Estimation and Control of Aerospace Systems: Course Description

This free online course, from MIT's Aeronautics and Astronautics Department, introduces students to the fundamentals of control system design. Control systems are devices whose purpose is to manage other devices or sets of devices. Students are instructed in applying topical knowledge to a variety of aerospace systems, including guidance and navigation. Other key topics covered include Nyquist diagrams (accesses system's stability along with feedback) and Bode plots for control law design, and state estimation and feedback. Lectures focus on proportional control, PID compensation, nonlinearities models, DF analysis and phase-plane (drawing rules, analysis and examples). 'Estimation and Control Aerospace Systems' was taught by Professors Eric Feron and James Paduano.

This free online course consists of lecture notes, a reading list, including a fully downloadable textbook, sample problem sets, labs, exams and a list of related resources. To learn more about this OpenCourseWare, visit the design of control systems course page.

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