TSRT08 Optimal control
Optimal control consists of theory and methods for controlling dynamical systems so that a mathematical criterion is minimized. The course aims at giving basic theory and engineering oriented computational methods in the area. After taking the course the participants are expected to be able to:
Analyze and synthesize optimal open loop control signals using the Maximum principle.
Analyze and synthesize optimal feedback laws using the HamiltonJacobiBellman equation.
Use numerical software to solve optimal control problems.
Describe the connections between optimal control and other optimization approaches.
Contents
The course consists of
Examination
Exam and three homework assignments.
Lecturer and course responsible
Lectures are held by
Anders Hansson, tel: 013 281681. 
Teaching Assistant
Exercise sessions are held byDaniel Arnström, tel: 076 8312409.

Schedule
The schedule for the course can be found here.Literature
 Optimal Control  Lecture notes by Ulf Jönsson in collaboration with Claes Trygger and Petter Ögren, Optimization and Systems Theory, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
 Optimal Control, TSRT08: Exercises  Exercises with solutions. Can also be downloaded here.
 Formula sheet that is going to be used at the examination.
 MPC tutorial can be useful for the second homework assignment.
 A manual for the MPT toolbox can be found here.
The lecture notes and the exercises can be bought at Bokakademin. Other material can be printed from this homepage.
Computer Software
The following software will be used during the course:
Matlab, tool for technical computing that should be wellknown to the course participants.
PROPT, a Matlab toolbox for solving optimal control problems. PROPT manual with many examples.
Informationsansvarig: Daniel Arnström
Senast uppdaterad: 20211026