Handbook of Networked and Embedded Control Systems

  • Dimitrios Hristu-Varsakelis
  • William S. Levine

Part of the Control Engineering book series (CONTRENGIN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William S. Levine
      Pages 3-20
    3. Dimitrios Hristu-Varsakelis, William S. Levine
      Pages 21-43
    4. Mohammed S. Santina, Allen R. Stubberud
      Pages 45-69
    5. Christos G. Cassandras
      Pages 71-89
    6. Michael S. Branicky
      Pages 91-116
    7. M. V. Lawson
      Pages 117-143
    8. Charles B. Silio Jr.
      Pages 145-171
    9. Marco Caccamo, Theodore Baker, Alan Burns, Giorgio Buttazzo, Lui Sha
      Pages 173-195
    10. David M. Auslander, Jean-Dominique Decotignie
      Pages 197-223
  3. Hardware

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. M. Chidambaram
      Pages 227-257
    3. Gustaf Olsson
      Pages 259-278
    4. Rainer Leupers, Gerd Ascheid
      Pages 279-293
    5. Steven F. Barrett, Daniel J. Pack
      Pages 295-322
    6. William M. Hawkins
      Pages 323-350
  4. Software

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. Karl-Erik Årzén, Anton Cervin, Dan Henriksson
      Pages 377-394
    3. Paul Caspi, Oded Maler
      Pages 395-418
    4. Pieter J. Mosterman, Sameer Prabhu, Andrew Dowd, John Glass, Tom Erkkinen, John Kluza et al.
      Pages 419-446
    5. John Limroth, Jeanne Sullivan Falcon, Dafna Leonard, Jenifer Loy
      Pages 447-470
    6. Victor Yodaiken, Matt Sherer, Edgar Hilton
      Pages 471-488
  5. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 489-489
    2. Jean-François Raskin
      Pages 491-517
    3. John Lygeros
      Pages 519-537
    4. Edmund Clarke, Ansgar Fehnker, Sumit Kumar Jha, Helmut Veith
      Pages 539-558
    5. Daniel Liberzon
      Pages 559-574
    6. Dimitrios Hristu-Varsakelis
      Pages 575-599
    7. Luis A. Montestruque, Panos J. Antsaklis
      Pages 601-625
    8. Leonid Mirkin, Zalman J. Palmor
      Pages 627-648
  6. Networking

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 649-649
    2. F. -L. Lian, J. R. Moyne, D. M. Tilbury
      Pages 651-675
    3. A. Suri, J. Baillieul, D. V. Raghunathan
      Pages 677-697
    4. Bo Bernhardsson, Johan Eker, Joakim Persson
      Pages 699-720
    5. John Heidemann, Ramesh Govindan
      Pages 721-738
  7. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 739-739
    2. Karl Henrik Johansson, Martin Törngren, Lars Nielsen
      Pages 741-765
    3. Magnus Egerstedt
      Pages 767-778
    4. Vladimeros Vladimerou, Geir Dullerud
      Pages 779-792
    5. Raffaello D’Andrea
      Pages 793-804
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 805-822

About this book


The vast majority of control systems built today are embedded; that is, they rely on built-in, special-purpose digital computers to close their feedback loops. Embedded systems are common in aircraft, factories, chemical processing plants, and even in cars—a single high-end automobile may contain over eighty different computers. In such settings, controllers often use shared networks to communicate with each other and with large numbers of sensors and actuators scattered throughout the system. The design of embedded controllers and of the intricate, automated communication networks that support them raises many new questions—practical, as well as theoretical—about network protocols, compatibility of operating systems, and ways to maximize the effectiveness of the embedded hardware.

The Handbook of Networked and Embedded Control Systems, the first of its kind, provides engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians, and students a broad, comprehensive source of information and technology to address many questions and aspects of embedded and networked control. A carefully organized collection of important results, tools, software, and technology, this work unifies into a single reference many scattered articles, websites, and specification sheets—information that might otherwise be difficult to find.

Key topics and features include:

* Self-contained, sharply-focused articles; readers have easy access to specific answers to questions without having to read hundreds of pages

* Clear structure and presentation of concepts in intuitive order

* Separation of material into six main sections—Fundamentals, Hardware, Software, Theory, Networking, and Applications

* Case studies, experiments, and examples that provide a multifaceted view of the subject, encompassing computation and communication considerations

* Information about commercially available tools and hardware

* Comprehensive bibliographies and index

This is an indispensable text for anyone interested in knowing more about embedded and networked control systems. Researchers will appreciate the handbook’s up-to-date results in the theory of embedded control; developers and users will value its information on special-purpose computer hardware and operating systems modifications that support real-time control; students will find the systematic organization and wide coverage useful for learning and reference.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Dimitrios Hristu-Varsakelis
    • 1
  • William S. Levine
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Applied InformaticsUniversity of MacedoniaThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Boston 2005
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Boston
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-8176-3239-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-8176-4404-8
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