Carnegie Mellon University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Course Information

18-879C: Special Topics in Systems and Controls: Optimal Control




This course will cover the fundamentals of optimal control theory with application to several areas including robotics and aeronautics. Specific topics include: extrema of functions and functionals with and without constraints, Lagrange multipliers, optimization of continuous and discrete time dynamic systems with and without contraints, interior points, bang-bang control, Pontryagin maximum principle, Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equations, singular optimal control, and adaptive optimal control.

Prerequisites: 18-470 and 18-771

Last Modified: 2012-04-23 4:41PM

Semesters offered:

  • Fall 2014
  • Fall 2013
  • Fall 2012