ECE Course Outline


Networked Control and Multiagent Systems (3-0-3)

ECE 6550** Prerequisites indicated with an asterisk may be taken concurrently with ECE6563
Catalog Description
Covers tools and techniques for networked control systems as well as application domains and promising research directions.
M. Mesbahi and M. Egerstedt, Graph Theoretic Methods in Multiagent Networks, Princeton University Press, 2010. ISBN 0691140618, ISBN 9780691140612 (required)

F. Bullo, J. Cortes, and S. Martinez, Distributed Control of Robotic Networks, Princeton University Press, 2009. ISBN 0691141959, ISBN 978-0691141954(optional)

C. Godsil and G. Royle, Algebraic Graph Theory, Springer, 2001. ISBN 0387952209, ISBN 9780387952208(optional)

Topical Outline
The course will be divided into five parts, corresponding to the following topics:
(1) Network Models (graphs, random graphs, random geometric graphs, state-dependent graphs, switching networks)
(2) Decentralized Control (limited computational, communications, and controls resources in networked control systems)
(3) Multi-Agent Robotics (formation control, sensor and actuation models)
(4) Mobile Sensor Networks (coverage control, voronoi-based cooperation strategies)
(5) LANdroids (mobile communications networks, connectivity maintenance)