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Control for coordination of distributed systems (CON4COORD)

Control for coordination of distributed systems is motivated by the case studies of control for underwater vehicles, for aerial vehicles, for a road control and communication network, for automated guided vehicles, and for complex machines. The research trust is in control design and control synthesis. In particular control synthesis of a global coordinator of a distributed system, in communication for control, in Informatics for control, and in tools for control design. Control design for the case studies based on the research thrust will form the main effort of the project and will be disseminated to the user partners. The contribution to the European Commission Work Program are in control of large-scale complex distributed systems
The expected impacts are in:
(1) enabling low cost monitoring for the environment and natural resources by underwater and aerial vehicles;
(2) now services and applications for new maarkets in particular for automated guided vehicles at container terminals, control and communication networks on motorway networks; and
(3) improved performance of distributed systems for control and communication on motorway networks, of complex machines, and of underwater and aerial vehicles.

Date:1 May 2008  →  31 Aug 2012
Keywords:distributed systems
Disciplines:Marine engineering, Aerospace engineering