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ICT20M2 ICT Network Control Systems design

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Module name:

ICT Network Control Systems design

Scope and form:

Classical module + labs

Duration (weeks; Hours/week):

1 semester, On a  15-week basis, 3 contact-hours/week for the module, 5 labs per semester (one lab duration is 3 hours),

Type of assessment:

Continuous assessment during labs, final exam

Qualified Prerequisites:

Mainly networking and automatic control

General module objectives:

Advance control – network – sparse sampling – control of network – network control system- co-design

Topics and short description:

This module deals with the design of network control systems. Networked control systems are systems designed around a communication network. Ideally, the control algorithm should be robust to communication “disturbances” whereas the network should be able to adapt to the needs of the application, a co-design approach maybe envisaged.
Lectures syllabus:
1. Networking, protocols, possibility to control the network(s)
2. Sampling, event-based, sparse sampling,
3. Advanced control
4. Consensus control
5. Co-design of a networked control system
6. Labs about robotics and control of networks

Learning outcomes:





Control of a network

Automatic control

Control of a remote-robot

Co-design of a control system

Recommended literature:

Distributed Consensus in Multi-vehicle Cooperative Control, Theory and Applications - Authors: Ren, Wei, Beard, Randal, Springer, 2008
Co-design Approaches to Dependable Networked Control Systems - Daniel Simon, Ye-Qiong Song, Christophe Aubrun - ISBN: 978-1-84821-176-6 - 336 pages - January 2010, Wiley-ISTE
Feedback Control Systems - Charles L. Phillips, Auburn University - John M. Parr, University of Evansville - Prentice Hall, 2011>