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AE 498 DSO - Distributed System Control

Spring 2016

Distributed System ControlDSO64331ONL3 -    Cedric Langbort

Course Description

As space missions and aerospace systems are getting increasingly complex and networks, there is a growing need to consider distributed decision and control architectures. This course will give advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students an introduction to the problems associated with such architectures, as well to some modern tools for tackling them.

Topics will include:

  • Complexity issues in distributed control (what makes those problems hard?)
  • Some convex relaxation techniques for distributed control design (how can we nonetheless sometimes solve them approximatively)
  • Game theoretic and learning tools (how can we handle more complex scenarios with mis-aligned goals and lack of information?)

Credit Hours

3 hours


BS degree in engineering or science from an accredited college in the United States or an approved institution of higher learning abroad and AE 353, AE 483 or any control course that covers a least some state-space material.

Subject Area

  • Aerospace Engineering