UNIK4570 – Robust multivariable control

Course content

Pontryagins maximum principle with different side conditions, linear systems with quadratic criterions, open and closed loop solutions. Optimal disturbance suppression and following. Optimal controller of the proportional and the proportional-integral type. The discrete maximum principle. State space limitations. Two point boundary value problems. The separation principle. Loss and recovery of robustness.

Learning outcome

The student will learn how to formulate optimal control problems for typical application and find a solution using Pontryagins maximum principle and analyze and secure the robustness.


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Formal prerequisite knowledge


Recommended previous knowledge

MAT1110-Kalkulus og lineær algebra, MAT1120-Lineær algebra, MAT-INF1310-Ordinary differential equations, MAT2310-Optimal kontrollteori.


The course will be given as a guided self-tuition course. The students must hand in and pass on mandatory term projects before they are admitted to take the exam.


Oral or written examination. Graded marks.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Facts about this course






Spring and autumn

The course is given as a guided self-tuition course


Spring and autumn

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