ECE Course Outline

ECE4555

Embedded and Hybrid Control Systems (3-0-3)

Prerequisites
ECE 3084 or ECE 3085/3550
Corequisites
None
Catalog Description
Modeling, analysis, and design of embedded and hybrid control systems.
Textbook(s)
Hristu-Varsakelis & Levine, Handbook of Networked and Embedded Control Systems, Birkhauser, 2005. ISBN 9780817632397 (required)

Topical Outline
Examples of embedded control systems 
* Automotive applications
* Robotics
* Manufacturing systems

Modeling 
* Finite State Machines 
* Hybrid Automata 
* Analysis
* Control design
* Simulation issues

Design of Control Software
* Construction of sensor, actuator, and control objects
* Case studies

Verification 
* Software packages for verification
* Correctness by design

Communication Issues 
* Networked control systems
* Source coding of control signals

Real Time Considerations 
* Concurrency
* Scheduling