Nonlinear and Adaptive Control

By Prof. Shubhendu Bhasin   |   IIT Delhi
Learners enrolled: 449
This is an advanced course on control system design, covering fundamental aspects of adaptive control. A general methodology is developed for systematic design of controllers for systems with parametric uncertainty. It is expected that the students interested in taking this course should have a basic understanding of Lyapunov Stability Theory and working knowledge of MATLAB/Simulink.
PREREQUISITES : Nonlinear Systems/Nonlinear Control
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 4 weeks
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Credit Points : 1
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 18 Feb 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 27 Mar 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1  :  Introduction to Adaptive Control
Week 2  :   Model Reference Adaptive Control
Week 3  : Robust Adaptive Control – 1
Week 4  :  Robust Adaptive Control – 2

Books and references

1. P. Ioannou and B Fidan, Adaptive Control Tutorial, SIAM, 2006 http://www.siam.org/books/dc11/ 
2. K. S. Narendra and A. M. Annaswamy, Stable Adaptive Systems, Prentice-Hall, 1989 
3. S. Sastry and M. Bodson, Adaptive Control, Prentice- Hall, 1989 (available at http://www.ece.utah.edu/%7Ebodson/acscr/index.ht ml) 
4. H. K. Khalil, Nonlinear Systems, Prentice Hall, 3 rd edition, 2002 
5. J.J.E. Slotine, and W. Li, Applied Nonlinear Control, Prentice-Hall, 1991 

Instructor bio

Prof. Shubhendu Bhasin

IIT Delhi
I am currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Delhi. I am part of the Control and Automation group, and work in the area of nonlinear control and applications. Prior to joining IITD, I did my MS and PhD from the University of Florida, Gainesville, where I was part of the Nonlinear Controls and Robotics Lab. Research Interests: Nonlinear and Adaptive Control, Robotics, Autonomous Systems, Reinforcement Learning Control, Approximate Dynamic Programming

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 27 March 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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