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Course MV-MTS-86602-K-4

Control Theory (3V+1U, 4.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 4.0 CP 64 h
3 V Lecture 42 h
1 U Lecture hall exercise class 14 h
(3V+1U) 4.0 CP 56 h 64 h


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-MTS] Measurement and Sensor Technology
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • Fundamentals and modeling of technical systems
  • Description of dynamic systems in the time domain (LTI systems, causal systems, differential equations to describe dynamic systems, linearization, block diagrams, solution in time domain, test functions)
  • State space representation (normal forms, controllability, observability, stability, homogeneous and particulate solutions)
  • Description of dynamic systems in the frequency range (Laplace transformation, transfer function, matrix transfer function, locus, Bode plot, amplitude and phase margin)
  • Control circuit (types of recirculation, stationary behavior and lasting offset, stability of control circuit, Nyquist procedure, root locus plot)
  • Setting/adjusting controllers (assigning poles, optimum control, heuristic processes)

Competencies / intended learning achievements

1. Lecture:

Students are able to

  • Explain the properties of LTI systems and causal systems
  • Describe systems with differential equations and in the state space
  • Explain the controllability, observability and stability of systems
  • Demonstrate and explain the correlations between the time and frequency range
  • Describe loci and Bode plots
  • Name different types of recirculation as well as their advantages and disadvantages
  • Motivate and explain pole assignment and optimum control

2. Practice:

Students are able to

  • Describe physical systems with differential equations and block diagrams
  • Linearize and solve differential equations
  • Calculate to answer to physical systems and test functions
  • Transform differential equations to the state space
  • Check the controllability, observability and stability of systems
  • Transform state space representations to normal forms
  • Transform the state space representation to the frequency range with the aid of the Laplace transformation and create the matrix transfer function
  • Draw loci and Bode plots and then apply them to determine the amplitude and phase margin
  • Calculate the lasting offset of control circuits and check the stability of control circuits
  • Apply the Nyquist procedure
  • Draw and interpret root locus plots
  • Calculate control parameters with the aid of the pole assignment, optimum control and heuristic processes

For Bachelor students majoring in education for metallurgy vocational-technical schools:

The students understand the essential fundamentals of measurement and control technology and its application in technology, particularly in the fields relevant for vocational-technical schools, and they can apply the fundamental methodology.


  • Otto Föllinger; Regelungstechnik Einführung in die Methoden und ihre Anwendungen; Heidelberg 1992 ; ISBN 3-7785-2136-5
  • Martin Horn; Regelungstechnik: rechnergestützter Entwurf zeitkontinuierlicher und zeitdiskreter Regelkreise; Pearson Studium 2004; ISBN 3-8273-7059-0


Slides on overhead projector, Matlab, LabView, Powerpoint, practice exercises. For further information and course materials please consider the corresponding OLAT-course.

References to Course [MV-MTS-86602-K-4]

Module Name Context
[MV-MTS-23-M-4] Measurement and control Theory P: Obligatory 3V+1U, 4.0 LP