ECE 552 Non-Linear Control Engineering
Fall Semester 2015: A3 LC, Tue & Thu 3:30 4:45 pm
Professor:
Dennis D. Vaccaro, Ph.D.
Office: 804 SEO
Office Hours: by appointment
Business Phone: 224-625-4808
Cell Phone: 847-271-7518
E-mail: dvaccaro@uic.edu
dennis

ECE 552
LECTURE 4
Preface
This lecture continues our discussion of phase-plane behavior of dynamical systems. We have focused
initially on second-order, continuous-time linear systems. We showed examples of the behavior of the
state trajectory in the vici

ECE 552
LECTURE 1
Preface
This lecture reviews several topics from ECE 550, i.e. state variables, controllability and observability, as
well as state variable feedback. It is assumed that students attending this class have already been
exposed to this mat

ECE 552
LECTURE 6
Preface
This lecture continues our discussion of phase-plane behavior of dynamical systems. We treat the
example of the damped pendulum which shows the periodic behavior possible in the resulting phaseplane. This concludes our treatment

ECE 552
LECTURE 2
Preface
This lecture reviews the phase-plane behavior of a second-order, continuous-time linear system. The
purpose of this review is to re-acquaint the student with the phase-plane (state-space) behavior of linear
systems as an introduc

ECE 552
LECTURE 3
Preface
This lecture continues our review of the phase-plane behavior of a second-order, continuous-time linear
systems. Recall that the purpose of this review is to re-acquaint the student with the phase-plane (statespace) behavior of l

ECE 552
LECTURE 5
Preface
This lecture continues our discussion of phase-plane behavior of dynamical systems. We began to
consider the phase-plane behavior of non-linear systems in the last lecture. We introduced a simple
example involving the presence of