HYCON-EECI, Spring 2008

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17-21 March 2008

Increases in fast and inexpensive computing and communications have enabled a new generation information-rich control systems that rely on multi-threaded networked execution, distributed optimization, adaptation and learning, and contingency management in increasingly sophisticated ways. This set of lectures will provide an introduction to the theory and tools for building such systems, focusing on the so-called “networked” control systems in which the components that form the system are connected through a communication network. These lectures were developed as part of a course at Caltech on “Networked Control Systems”, first offered in Spring 2006.

Course information

Lecture Schedule

The schedule below lists the lectures that will be given as part of the course. Each lecture will last approximately 90 minutes. The individual lecture pages give an overview of the lecture and links to additional information.

Lec Date/time   Title   Reading
  1     Mon, 9:00     [[EECI{{{5}}}: Introduction to Networked Control Systems| Introduction to Networked Control Systems]]     NCS08, Chapter 1  
  2     Mon, 11:00     [[EECI{{{5}}}: Case Study - Autonomous Driving| Case Study - Autonomous Driving]]     JFR06  
  3     Mon, 14:00     [[EECI{{{5}}}: Embedded Systems Programming| Embedded Systems Programming]]     Spread, pthreads manuals  
  4     Mon, 16:00     [[EECI{{{5}}}: Trajectory Generation and Differential Flatness| Trajectory Generation and Differential Flatness]]     OBC08, Chapter 1  
  5     Tue, 9:00     [[EECI{{{5}}}: Optimization-Based Control| Optimization-Based Control]]     OBC08, Chapter 2-3  
  6     Tue, 11:00     [[EECI{{{5}}}: State Estimation and Sensor Fusion| State Estimation and Sensor Fusion]]     OBC08, Chapter 4-6  
  7     Wed, 9:00     [[EECI{{{5}}}: Packet-Based Estimation and Control| Packet-Based Estimation and Control]]     Sinopoli et al, 2004  
  9     Wed, 11:00     [[EECI{{{5}}}: Information Flow and Consensus| Information Flow and Consensus]]     Olfati-Saber and Murray, 2004  
  8     Wed, 14:00     [[EECI{{{5}}}: Distributed Estimation and Control| Distributed Estimation and Control]]     Gupta course notes  
  10     Wed, 16:00     [[EECI{{{5}}}: Formation Control in Multi-Agent Systems| Formation Control in Multi-Agent Systems]]     Fax and Murray, 2004; Dunbar and Murray, 2006  
  11     Thu, 9:00     [[EECI{{{5}}}: Distributed Protocols and CCL| Distributed Protocols and CCL]]     Klavins and Murray, 2005  
  12     Thu, 11:00     [[EECI{{{5}}}: State Estimation on Lattices| State Estimation on Lattices]]     Del Vecchio, Murray and Klavins, 2006  
  13     Fri, 9:00     [[EECI{{{5}}}: Implementation Examples| Implementation Examples]]     Waydo et al, 2006; DGC07 final report  
  14     Fri, 11:00     [[EECI{{{5}}}: Future Directions and Open Problems| Future Directions and Open Problems]]     CDS Panel Report  


Notes and references are given in the individual lectures.


  • 28 Mar 08: course pages and links to all lectures update. These pages now correspond to the lectures that were given from 17-21 Mar 08 at Supelec.
  • 10 Mar 08: course page created for HYCON-EECI