CONTROL OF CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS

CONTROL OF CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS

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Code
98436
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8733 Computer Engineering (LM-32) GENOVA

5 credits during the 1st year of 8732 Electronic Engineering (LM-29) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-INF/04
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Computer Engineering)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

A Cyberphysical System (CPS) is a dynamic system interacting with a digital system (e.g. a microcontroller, a computer,  etc.), to be properly controlled in closed loop to ensure good response and behavior. Control of CPS arises in many relevant engineering doamins including: process control, manufacturing machine control, robotics, mechatronics, automotive systems, aircraft control systems, critical infrastructure control (e.g. electric grid control, water resources control etc.),  etc.

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to provide the basics of real time digital control of CPSs.

At the end of the course the students will be capable to design a digital closed loop control system using rational methodologies. Furthermore, they will be capable to provide specifications for the implementation of the digital control systems at hardware and software level.

 

PREREQUISITES

Main prerequisites (fundamental)

  • Linear dynamic system analysis
  • Principles of automatic control
  • Calculus, algebra and matrix geometry

Secondary prerequisites (not fundamental)

  • Elements of real-time programming
  • Elements of embedded systems 

Teaching methods

The course is based on lectures describing formal methodologies for the design of digital controller for CPSs, and providing examples based on real world applications, and additional laboratory computer sessions to get acquainted with software tools for control system design and simulation.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course covers the following topics

  1. Introduction to cyberphysical systems (CPSs) and modelling of digital control systems
  2. Closed loop performance analysis of CPSs (stability, accuracy, disturbance rejection, robustness)
  3. Methods of synthesis of digital controllers for CPSs
  4. Optimal Control of CPSs

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Franklin, Powell, Workman, “Digital Control of Dynamic System”, Addison Wesley
  • Phillips, Nagle, “Digital Control System”, Prentice Hall
  • Ogata, Discrete-Time Control Systems,  Prentice Hall.
  • Bryson, Ho,  "Applied Optimal Control", HPC

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GIORGIO CANNATA (President)

ROBERTO SACILE

MARCO BAGLIETTO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course is based on lectures describing formal methodologies for the design of digital controller for CPSs, and providing examples based on real world applications, and additional laboratory computer sessions to get acquainted with software tools for control system design and simulation.

 

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam is a written assignment consisting in the project of a simple digital control system for a test case CPS and additional questions.

Optional oral discussion of complementary course topics, can be requested (by the candidates or in some cases by the instructor), if the evaluation of the written assignment is positive (grade >= 18/30).

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
02/09/2019 09:00 GENOVA Scritto