Accession Number : ADA572392


Title :   Communicating Networked Control Systems


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 2001-31 Dec 2006


Corporate Author : BOSTON UNIV MA DEPT OF AEROSPACE AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Baillieul, J ; Krishnaprasad, P S ; Brockett, R W ; Kumar, P R


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA572392


Report Date : 31 Mar 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 45


Abstract : This report describes research conducted over a twelve month period under support from a multi-university research grant whose focus is the technological foundations of Communicating Networked Control Systems. Coordinated efforts at four participating institutions are reported here, and in summary form, highlights of each team member's work are reported together with a discussion of interrelationships among the different efforts. The combined work of the participating institutions has led to significant progress in (i) the control theory and applications of feedback systems involving rate-limited communications channels, (ii) the allocation of bandwidth and other resources in networked control systems, (iii) ad hoc optical communications networks, (iv) the geometric foundations and information processing requirements for controlled motions of fleets of UAV's, and (v) scheduling and routing policies for networked control systems which will guarantee stable operation. By maintaining good communication among the various teams, the multiuniversity center for Communicating Networked Control Systems has made a conscious effort to have each team's efforts support and complement those of the other teams. Specific collaborations among team members will be described, and the report will summarize several ongoing interactions with DoD laboratory personnel.


Descriptors :   *CONTROL SYSTEMS , CODING , COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS , COMMUNICATIONS PROTOCOLS , CONTROL THEORY , DATA RATE , DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING , FEEDBACK , INFORMATION PROCESSING , LINEAR PROGRAMMING , MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS , MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS , NAVIGATION , OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS , QUEUEING THEORY , RETROREFLECTORS , ROBOTS , ROUTING


Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Cybernetics
      Navigation and Guidance
      Radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE