Networked Control Systems

Theory and Applications

  • Fei-Yue Wang
  • Derong Liu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Rachana A. Gupta, Mo-Yuen Chow
    Pages 1-23
  3. Mohammad Tabbara, Dragan Nešić, Andrew R. Teel
    Pages 57-94
  4. Dong Yue, Qing-Long Han, James Lam
    Pages 121-151
  5. George Nikolakopoulos, Athanasia Panousopoulou, Anthony Tzes
    Pages 153-195
  6. Dedong Yang, Huaguang Zhang
    Pages 197-232
  7. Fuchun Sun, Fengge Wu
    Pages 233-259
  8. Wensheng Yu, Long Wang
    Pages 293-341
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 343-344

About this book


Networked control systems (NCS) consist of sensors, actuators and controllers the operations of which may be distributed over geographically disparate locations and coordinated by the exchange of information passed over a communication network. The communication network may be physically wired or not. The widespread applications of the Internet have been a major driving force for research and development of NCS. NCS have advantages in terms of cost reduction, system diagnosis and flexibility, minimizing wiring and making the addition and replacement of individual elements relatively simple; efficient data sharing makes taking globally intelligent control decisions easier with an NCS.

The applications of NCS are very wide, from the large scale of factory automation and plant monitoring to the smaller but complicated networks of computers in modern cars, places and autonomous robots.

Networked Control Systems presents the most recent results in stability and robustness analysis as well as new developments related to networked fuzzy and optimal control. Many of the chapters contain details of case-studies, experimental, simulation and/or other application-related work showing how the theories put forward can be implemented in real systems.

The state-of-the art research reported in this volume by an international team of contributors will make Networked Control Systems an essential reference for researchers and postgraduate students in control, electrical, computer and mechanical engineering and computer science.


Communication Networks Control Control Engineering Embedded Control Systems Fuzzy Control Information Networked Control Systems Optimal Control Real-time Control Robust Control Sensor Switch automation communication robot

Editors and affiliations

  • Fei-Yue Wang
    • 1
  • Derong Liu
    • 2
  1. 1.Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingP. R. China
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84800-214-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84800-215-9
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