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BL40A1202 Digital Control Design, 6 cr 
Code BL40A1202  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Digital Control Design  Abbreviation Digital Control 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesYes
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Energy Systems 

Pekko Jaatinen 
Niko Nevaranta 
Olli Pyrhönen 

Description by Study Guide
Note  Location: Lappeenranta
This course can be studied remotely. The course material is given in Moodle-environment. 
Year  M.Sc. (Tech.) 1 
Period  1-2 
Teaching Language  Finnish and English 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor Olli Pyrhönen


Upon completion of the course students are able to design and implement a digital control system for industrial application independently. The necessary skills are dynamic plant modeling, system design, control synthesis, system simulation and digital controller implementation in an industrial control platform.


The teaching approach on this course is practical control design and implementation for different applications. The first half of the course introduces design of advanced control methods for different application. The application topics may change yearly. The following topics are included, plant modelling, different state-space and transfer functions algorithms for SISO and MIMO systems, digital controller synthesis, system simulation, controller programming and testing. In the second half of the course every student will design, program and test a controller using an industrial controller platform and a laboratory equipments.

Teaching Methods 

28 h interactive lectures in computer class room, 1. period, 14 h control system development project tutorial lectures in computer class room, laboratory working 6 h, exam 3 h, independent studies.
Total workload 156 h.

Suitability for doctoral studies (Yes/Leave empty)  Yes 
Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Moodle (Yes/No)  Yes 
Examination in Exam (Yes/No)  No 
Assessment scale and assessment methods 

Examination 60% (in Moodle), control system design project 40%. Additional homework tasks can influence to the grade.

Course Materials 

Lecture script and handout, more detailed material in the text books:
Franklin G.F., Powell J.D., Workman M.L., Digital Control of Dynamic Systems, Addison-Wesley, 1998,
Kuo B., Digital Control Systems, 2nd ed., Oxford University Press, 1992,
Åström K.J., Wittenmark B., Computer Controlled Systems, 3rd ed., Prentice Hall, 1997, 557 p.


BL40A0200 Säätötekniikan perusteet A or BL40A0300 - Säätötekniikan perusteet B
BL40A0501 - Digitaalisäädön perusteet

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No)  max 10 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No)  No 

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