Course Description: With the advent of the internet and increasingly more powerful and inexpensive computing resources, network control systems have become a focus in the research community. Providing advantages with respect to robustness, complimentary capabilities, and task parallelization, network control systems have found applications in various domains including distributed sensing, power grids, and robotics.
In this course, a graph theoretic approach will taken to analyze and design network control systems. The following topics will be covered:
- Modeling Networks (Graphs: geometric, random, state-dependent, time-varying)
- Introduction to Algebraic Graph Theory
- Controllability and Stability Properties of Network Control Systems
- Sensor Networks, Mobile Robot Networks, Formation Control
- Applications of Network Control Systems and Research Frontier