Supplement: Networked Sensing, Estimation and Control Systems
Vijay Gupta (Notre Dame), Richard M. Murray (Caltech), Ling Shi (HKUST) and Bruno Sinopoli (CMU)
The area of "Networked Control Systems" has emerged over the past decade as a subdiscipline in control theory in which the flow of information in a system takes place across a network. Unlike traditional control systems, where computation and communications are usually ignored, the approaches that have been developed networked control systems explicitly take into account various aspects of the channels that interconnect different parts of the overall system and the nature of the distributed computation that follows from this structure. This leads to a new set of tools and techniques for analysis and design of networked control systems that builds on the rich frameworks of communication theory, computer science and control theory.
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Courses taught by the authors:
 CDS 2704: Estimation and Control over Wireless Sensor Networks, Spring 2008 (Ling Shi)
 EECI short course on networked control systems, Spring 2008
 CDS special topics course on networked control systems, Spring 2006
Courses taught by others:
 FEL3400: Networked Control Systems @ KTH, Fall 2007 (Magnus Egerstedt)
 ME 225FB: Cooperative Control of Robotic Networks @ UC Santa Barbara, Fall 2007 (Francesco Bullo)
 ESE 680: Distributed Dynamical Systems @ Penn, Spring 2007 (Ali Jadbabaie)
 ENGG 199: Networked Systems @ Dartmoth, Spring 2007 (Reza OlfatiSaber)
 CDS 270: Coordination of multivehicle systems @ Caltech, Fall 2002 (Reza OlfatiSaber)
Other books on networked control systems:
 Bullo, Cortes, Martinez: Distributed Control of Robotic Networks: A Mathematical Approach to Motion Coordination Algorithms. Princeton, 2009.
 Mesbahi and Egerstedt: Graph theoretic methods for multiagent coordination. Princeton, 2010.
 OlfatiSaber: Networked MultiAgent Systems: Distributed Algorithms for Coordination and Information Fusion
 D. HristuVarsakelis and W. S. Levine (Ed.): Handbook of Networked and Embedded Control Systems, 2005. ISBN 0817632395
 F.Y. Wang and D. Liu (Eds): Networked Control Systems: Theory and Applications, 2008.
 Matveev and Savkin, Estimation and Control over Communication Networks
 Edited volume by Wireless Network Based Control, Sudip K. Mazumder (ed)