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EE 974 Networked & Embedded Control Systems
Campus PNEC
Programs PG
Session Fall Semester 2016
Course Title Networked & Embedded Control Systems
Course Code EE 974
Credit Hours 3-0
Pre-Requisutes Linear Control Systems, Digital Signal processing
Course Objectives The world is becoming increasingly smart and connected because of rapid advances in computing, communications, sensing, and actuation devices. Emerging from the trend of pervasive computing is the concept of networked and embedded control systems, examples of which include tele-operation over internet, mobile sensor networks, and intelligent highway systems. In such systems components communicate and interact, often in a distributed manner, to achieve desired functions. The large scales of such systems often render centralized control infeasible and call for novel, distributed control approaches. Furthermore, traditional control theory typically assumes availability of instantaneous and precise sensory feedback and actuation input, which is no longer valid in networked and embedded control systems because of quantization, transmission delay and loss, and constraints on communication.This course will expose the students to the area of collaborative and networked control systems, and provide them with pointers to the major developments in the field. It consists of two parts. In the first part, we survey the theory of networked control systems, which will span the topics of hybrid and switched systems, control with communication constraints, and control with quantized information. The second part of the course will focus on the problems that have been formulated in multi-agent collaboration and control setting and discuss the role of tools from control theory, dynamical systems, and algebraic graph theory in addressing these problems.
Detail Content Theory on Networked and Embedded Control SystemsSwitched Systems
  • Hybrid Systems and Control
  • Control with Communication/Quantization Constraints
Multi-Agent Coordination and Control
  • Flocking and Formation Control
  • Consensus, Rendezvous, Deployment
  • Algebraic Graph Theory and its Application to Multi-Agent Control
Text/Ref Books
  • D. Hristu-Varsakelis and W. S. Levine (eds.), Handbook of Networked and Embedded Control Systems, Birkhauser, Boston, 2005
  • Analysis & Synthesis of NCSs, Xia, Fu, Liu, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2011
  • F. Bullo, J. Cortes, and S. Martinez, Distributed Control of Robotic Networks, Princeton University Press, 2009
Time Schedule Fall Semester 2014
Faculty/Resource Person DrAttaullah Y. Memon
PhD Electrical Engineering
(Michigan State University, US)
Discipline: Electrical Engineering