Systems Theory and Automatic Control

Automation Engineering


Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Ihlow
Room G07-005

Time and Place

Thursday, 13.00-15.00 G22A-218 Lecture
Monday 9.00-11.00 G22A-218 Exercise odd weeks

General Information

Students will be trained to identify ways of looking at control technical problems, to describe them and to develope solutions together with the automation engineer. Main aspects are the forms of modelling for the design of logic controls and sequence controls.


pre-degree examination, control theory for mechanical engineers

Program of the Course

The following topics will be covered during the course:

  • Introduction
    • Control/Feedback Control
    • Batching and Scheduling Problems
  • Introduction to Boolean Algebra
    • Basic Boolean Functions
    • Representation of Boolean Functions and Normal Forms
    • Theorems
  • Design and Implementation of Combinatory Controllers
    • Modelling forms
    • Problem Specifications
    • Least Effort Minimization
    • Hardware and Sowftware Implementation
  • Design and Implementation of Sequential Controllers
    • Modelling forms
    • Introducation to Automata
    • Designing Steps
    • Coding and Minimization
    • Hardware and Software Implementation
  • Control Design and Analysis with Net Models
    • Problem Representation
    • Condition/Event-Based Systema
    • Marking Concept and Recheasbility Analysis
    • Qualitative Dynamic Properties
    • Design Example
  • Programmable Controllers
    • Construction and Function
    • Programming via IEC 61131-3
    • Function Block Diagram (FBD)
    • Sequential Function Chart (SFC)

Exam Information