Networked Control System Co-Simulation for Co-Design

Michael S. Branicky, Vincenzo Liberatore, Stephen Phillips

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We provide a general framework for networked control systems (NCSs) and review previous theoretical results for NCS co-design. We present experimental studies of control and feedback scheduling of NCSs, consisting of dynamic system simulations for the control agents and environment and packet-level network simulations for the communications. To this end, we have extended the ns-2 release in order to simulate the transmissions of plants and controllers that are modeled by ODEs (solved via a linked package). Our results show the overall control and network performances achieved while modeling the individual control and network components. Major co-design issues, such as scalability and network heterogeneity, are explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the American Control Conference
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 American Control Conference - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Jun 4 2003Jun 6 2003


Other2003 American Control Conference
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Branicky, M. S., Liberatore, V., & Phillips, S. (2003). Networked Control System Co-Simulation for Co-Design. In Proceedings of the American Control Conference (Vol. 4, pp. 3341-3346)