Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Networked control systems

ME-427

Lecturer(s) :

Ferrari Trecate Giancarlo

Language:

English

Summary

This course offers an introduction to control systems using communication networks for interfacing sensors, actuators, controllers, and processes. Challenges due to network non-idealities and opportunities offered by communication will be analyzed.

Content

Control systems relying on communication networks find several applications in emerging fields such as cyberphysical systems and the Internet of Things. The exchange of information over imperfect channels raises the problem of studying how networks impact on the real-time behaviour of systems. The first part of this course will focus on methods for analysing stability and performance of networked control systems. In the second part, instead, we will study how to exploit networked architectures for realising coordinated behaviours among subsystems. We will introduce consensus algorithms and illustrate various applications to sensor networks, cooperative robotics, analysis of opinion dynamics and electric systems.

Structure

Keywords

Communication networks, sampled-data systems, feedback control, graph theory, consensus algorithms

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Linear algebra, Control systems

Important concepts to start the course

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex-cathedra, exercises

Assessment methods

Written final exam

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

Moodle Link

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14  MED 2 1522  
14-15    
15-16  MED 2 1522  
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German