2017 Seminar Slides for

Optimal Control and Estimation

MAE 546, Spring 2017

Robert F. Stengel

Princeton University
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Optimal Control and Estimation is a graduate course that presents the theory and application of optimization, probabilistic modeling, and stochastic control to dynamic systems. Particular attention is given to modeling dynamic systems, measuring and controlling their behavior, and developing strategies for future courses of action.

Twenty-four 80-minute seminars are held during the term (see Syllabus). The slides used at the seminars are presented here. The portable document files may be downloaded for non-commercial, educational use only, with acknowledgment of the source. Several graphics found on the web are included without attribution. Any graphic material that is deemed to infringe on another's copyright will be promptly removed upon formal notification by the copyright holder.

Seminar Slides (pdf)

Principal References

The principal reference is Stengel, R., Optimal Control and Estimation, Dover Publications, NY, 1994.

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 MAE 546, Optimal Control and Estimation

key words: optimization, optimal control, probability theory, statistics, optimal state estimation, control systems, nonlinear control, adaptive control.
Last updated May 24, 2017, stengel@princeton.edu.
Copyright 2017 by Robert F. Stengel. All rights reserved.