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Model Driven Engineering for Distributed Real-Time Embedded Systems 2009: Advances, Standards, Applications and Perspectives

Model Driven Engineering for Distributed Real-Time Embedded Systems 2009: Advances, Standards, Applications and Perspectives

By: Jean-Philippe Babau; Mireille Blay-Fornarino; Jöel Champeau; Sylvain Robert; Antonino Sabetta

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 14-SEP-2010

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Model-based development methods, and supporting technologies, can provide the techniques and tools needed to address the dilemma between reducing system development costs and time, and developing increasingly complex systems. This book provides the information needed to understand and apply model-drive engineering (MDE) and model-drive architecture (MDA) approaches to the development of embedded systems. Chapters, written by experts from academia and industry, cover topics relating to MDE practices and methods, as well as emerging MDE technologies. Much of the writing is based on the...

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Co-design Approaches to Dependable Networked Control Systems

Co-design Approaches to Dependable Networked Control Systems

By: Daniel Simon; Ye-Qiong Song; Christophe Aubrun

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 22-FEB-2010

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This book describes co-design approaches, and establishes the links between the QoC (Quality of Control) and QoS (Quality of Service) of the network and computing resources. The methods and tools described in this book take into account, at design level, various parameters and properties that must be satisfied by systems controlled through a network. Among the important network properties examined are the QoC, the dependability of the system, and the feasibility of the real-time scheduling of tasks and messages. Correct exploitation of these approaches allows for efficient design,...

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Embedded Control

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Embedded Control

By: Rogelio Lozano

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 29-MAR-2010

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This book presents the basic tools required to obtain the dynamical models for aerial vehicles (in the Newtonian or Lagrangian approach). Several control laws are presented for mini-helicopters, quadrotors, mini-blimps, flapping-wing aerial vehicles, planes, etc. Finally, this book has two chapters devoted to embedded control systems and Kalman filters applied for aerial vehicles control and navigation. This book presents the state of the art in the area of UAVs. The aerodynamical models of different configurations are presented in detail as well as the control strategies which are...

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Continuous Time Dynamical Systems: State Estimation and Optimal Control with Orthogonal Functions

Continuous Time Dynamical Systems: State Estimation and Optimal Control with Orthogonal Functions

By: B.M. Mohan; S.K. Kar

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 24-OCT-2012

Insert Date: 16-AUG-2013

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This book presents the developments in problems of state estimation and optimal control of continuous-time dynamical systems using orthogonal functions since 1975. It deals with both full and reduced-order state estimation and problems of linear time-invariant systems. It also addresses optimal control problems of varieties of continuous-time systems such as linear and nonlinear systems, time-invariant and time-varying systems, as well as delay-free and time-delay systems. Content focuses on development of recursive algorithms for studying state estimation and optimal control problems. ...

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BACnet

BACnet

By: Michael Newman

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 15-JUL-2013

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BACnet is a data communication protocol for building automation and control systems, developed within ASHRAE in cooperation with ANSI, CEN, and the ISO. This new book, by the original chairman of the BACnet committee, explains how the BACnet protocol manages all basic building functions in a seamless, integrated way. The book explains how BACnet works with all major control systems—including those provided by Honeywell, Siemens, and Johnson Controls, among many others—to manage everything from heating to ventilation to lighting to fire control and alarm systems. BACnet is used today...

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Linear Systems: Non-Fragile Control and Filtering

Linear Systems: Non-Fragile Control and Filtering

By: Guang-Hong Yang; Xiang-Gui Guo; Wei-Wei Che; Wei Guan

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 22-MAR-2013

Insert Date: 12-AUG-2013

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Designing controllers and filters such that the resulting closed-loop systems are non-fragile or insensitive with respect to the perturbations in the controller or filter coefficients has become an important research topic in many fields of engineering and science. This book systematically presents novel methods for non-fragile control and filtering of linear systems with respect to controller/filter coefficient variations. It provides designs and guidelines that can be used to develop advanced non-fragile control techniques to improve reliability, maintainability, and survivability of...

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Discrete-Time Inverse Optimal Control for Nonlinear Systems

Discrete-Time Inverse Optimal Control for Nonlinear Systems

By: Edgar Sanchez; Fernando Ornelas-Tellez

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 08-APR-2013

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This book presents a novel inverse optimal control approach for stabilization and trajectory tracking of discrete-time nonlinear systems. This approach avoids the need to solve the associated Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation and minimizes a cost functional, resulting in efficient controllers. The book also proposes the use of recurrent neural networks to model discrete-time nonlinear systems. Combined with the inverse optimal control scheme, such models constitute a powerful tool to deal with uncertainties such as unmodeled dynamics and disturbances. Simulations illustrate the...

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Tracking Control of Linear Systems

Tracking Control of Linear Systems

By: Lyubomir Gruyitch

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 29-MAY-2013

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The primary purpose of control is to force desired behavior in an unpredictable environment, under often-arbitrary disturbances and initial conditions. Thus tracking and tracking control synthesis are fundamental control issues. Surprisingly, however, tracking theory has not been well developed, and stability theory has dominated. This book presents the fundamentals of tracking theory for control systems. It introduces the full transfer function matrix, which changes the theory of linear dynamical and control systems and enables a novel synthesis of tracking control that works more...

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Optimal and Robust Scheduling for Networked Control Systems

Optimal and Robust Scheduling for Networked Control Systems

By: Stefano Longo; Tingli Su; Guido Herrmann; Phil Barber

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 26-MAR-2013

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This book tackles the problem of integrating controllers, sensors, and actuators in a networked control system. It offers a solution to the deterministic scheduling problem that is based on rigorous control theoretical tools but also addresses practical implementation issues. Bridging the gap between control theory and computer science, the book suggests that the consideration of communication constraints at the design stage will significantly improve the control system’s performance. The authors develop ready-to-use engineering tools for large-scale control system integration with a focus...

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The Automated Lighting Programmer's Handbook

The Automated Lighting Programmer's Handbook

By: Brad Schiller

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 26-NOV-2003

Insert Date: 29-JUN-2013

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From basic principles of automated lighting, to pre-production preparations, the text details concepts, procedures, and guidelines to ensure a successful production. Then the author continues with in-depth explanations for beginning, intermediate, and advanced programmers. Additional sections explore troubleshooting principles, working relationships, and future technologies. For the final chapter of the book, the author interviewed many respected lighting industry veterans including John Broderick, Christian Choi, Laura Frank, Jim Lenahan, and Arnold Serame....

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Modern Control System Theory and Design, 2nd Edition

Modern Control System Theory and Design, 2nd Edition

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Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

Publication Date: 06-MAY-1998

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The definitive guide to control system design Modern Control System Theory and Design, Second Edition offers the most comprehensive treatment of control systems available today. Its unique text/software combination integrates classical and modern control system theories, while promoting an interactive, computer-based approach to design solutions. The sheer volume of practical examples, as well as the hundreds of illustrations of control systems from all engineering fields, make this volume accessible to students and indispensable for professional engineers. This fully updated Second...

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Computational Principles of Mobile Robotics

Computational Principles of Mobile Robotics, Second Edition

By: Gregory Dudek; Michael Jenkin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-JUL-2010

Insert Date: 03-MAY-2013

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This textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduate students emphasizes algorithms for a range of strategies for locomotion, sensing, and reasoning. It concentrates on wheeled and legged mobile robots but discusses a variety of other propulsion systems. The new edition includes advances in robotics and intelligent machines over the last ten years, including significant coverage of SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) and multi-robot systems. It includes additional mathematical background and an extensive list of sample problems. Various mathematical techniques that were...

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Control Systems Engineering, Second Edition

Control Systems Engineering, Second Edition

By: S. K. Bhattacharya

Publisher: Pearson Education India

Publication Date: 05-NOV-2008

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Control Systems Engineering is a comprehensive text designed to cover the complete syllabi of the subject offered at various engineering disciplines at the undergraduate level. The book begins with a discussion on open-loop and closed-loop control systems. The block diagram representation and reduction techniques have been used to arrive at the transfer function of systems. The signal flow graph technique has also been explained with the same objective. This book lays emphasis on the practical applications along with the explanation of key concepts. ...

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Frequency-Domain Analysis and Design of Distributed Control Systems

Frequency-Domain Analysis and Design of Distributed Control Systems

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Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Publication Date: 06-NOV-2012

Insert Date: 31-JAN-2013

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This book presents a unified frequency-domain method for the analysis of distributed control systems. The following important topics are discussed by using the proposed frequency-domain method: (1) Scalable stability criteria of networks of distributed control systems; (2) Effect of heterogeneous delays on the stability of a network of distributed control system; (3) Stability of Internet congestion control algorithms; and (4) Consensus in multi-agent systems. This book is ideal for graduate students in control, networking and robotics, as well as researchers in the fields of control...

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Control of Power Inverters in Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Integration

Control of Power Inverters in Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Integration

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Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Publication Date: 22-JAN-2013

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Integrating renewable energy and other distributed energy sources into smart grids, often via power inverters, is arguably the largest "new frontier" for smart grid advancements. Inverters should be controlled properly so that their integration does not jeopardize the stability and performance of power systems and a solid technical backbone is formed to facilitate other functions and services of smart grids. This unique reference offers systematic treatment of important control problems in power inverters, and different general converter theories. Starting at a basic level, it presents...

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Automotive Control Systems

Automotive Control Systems

By: A. Galip Ulsoy; Huei Peng; Melih Çakmakci

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-APR-2012

Insert Date: 05-DEC-2012

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This engineering course book introduces advanced control systems for vehicles, including advanced automotive concepts and the next generation of vehicles for ITS. For each automotive control problem considered, the authors emphasise the physics and underlying principles behind the control system concept and design. This is an exciting and rapidly developing field for which many articles and reports exist but no modern unifying text. An extensive list of references is provided at the end of each chapter for all the topics covered. It is currently the only textbook, including problems and...

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Advanced Modern Control System Theory and Design

Advanced Modern Control System Theory and Design

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Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

Publication Date: 16-SEP-1998

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The definitive guide toadvanced control system design Advanced Modern Control System Theory and Design offers the most comprehensive treatment of advanced control systems available today. Superbly organized and easy to use, this book is designed for an advanced course and is a companion volume to the introductory text, Modern Control System Theory and Design, Second Edition (or any other introductory book on control systems). In addition, it can serve as an excellent text for practicing control system engineers who need to learn more advanced control systems techniques in order to...

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Process Identification and PID Control

Process Identification and PID Control

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Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Publication Date: 27-APR-2009

Insert Date: 01-DEC-2012

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Process Identification and PID Control enables students and researchers to understand the basic concepts of feedback control, process identification, autotuning as well as design and implement feedback controllers, especially, PID controllers. The first The first two parts introduce the basics of process control and dynamics, analysis tools (Bode plot, Nyquist plot) to characterize the dynamics of the process, PID controllers and tuning, advanced control strategies which have been widely used in industry. Also, simple simulation techniques required for practical controller designs and...

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Dynamics and Nonlinear Control of Integrated Process Systems

Dynamics and Nonlinear Control of Integrated Process Systems

By: Michael Baldea; Prodromos Daoutidis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 02-AUG-2012

Insert Date: 30-NOV-2012

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Presenting a systematic model reduction and hierarchical controller design framework for broad classes of integrated process systems encountered in practice, this book first studies process systems with large material recycle and/or with small purge streams, followed by systems with energy integration. Step-by-step model reduction procedures are developed to derive nonlinear reduced models of the dynamics in each time scale. Hierarchical control architectures consisting of coordinated levels of control action in different time scales are proposed for each class of process systems...

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Digital Design and Computer Architecture, 2nd Edition

Digital Design and Computer Architecture, 2nd Edition

By: David Harris; Sarah Harris

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 24-AUG-2012

Insert Date: 28-NOV-2012

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Digital Design and Computer Architecture takes a unique and modern approach to digital design. Beginning with digital logic gates and progressing to the design of combinational and sequential circuits, Harris and Harris use these fundamental building blocks as the basis for what follows: the design of an actual MIPS processor. SystemVerilog and VHDL are integrated throughout the text in examples illustrating the methods and techniques for CAD-based circuit design. By the end of this book, readers will be able to build their own microprocessor and will have a top-to-bottom understanding...