Teaching and Research Labs

Networked Control Laboratory

The Networked Control Laboratory conducts research at both UG and PG levels in the area of networked sensing, estimation and control, and aims to design better protocols, elegant algorithms and practical tools for the convergence of communication, computation, and control. Classic control theory assumes perfect information flow across the main components of a closed-loop system. Emerging applications of networked sensors, processors, and controllers which communicate via a network require a new theory to support their system analysis, design, and implementation. Issues such as data packet drops, delays, finite communication bandwidth, etc., which degrade the system's performance and may even cause instability of the system, will be investigated.