Discusses individual vehicle dynamics, sensory and multiple ground-vehicle interactions
Includes systematic review of past and current research achievements
Presents case studies in cutting-edge directions such as vehicle steering motion, vehicle vision systems, cooperative driving, intersection safety, and tire pressure monitoring
Assesses the likely future developments of this field
This book is useful for both practicing engineers and researchers in the automotive industry.
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.
The 55 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from the presentations at the workshops. The 21 papers of the Pacific Asia Workshop on Intelligence and Security Informatics (PAISI 2008) cover topics such as information retrieval and event detection, internet security and cybercrime, currency and data protection, cryptography, image and video analysis, privacy issues, social networks, modeling and visualization, and network intrusion detection. The Pacific Asia Workshop on Cybercrime and Computer Forensics (PACCF 2008) furnishes 10 papers about forensic information management, forensic technologies, and forensic principles and tools. The 24 papers of the Workshop on Social Computing (SOCO 2008) are organized in topical sections on social web and social information management, social networks and agent-based modeling, as well as social opinions, e-commerce, security and privacy considerations.
Flexible manipulators play a critical role in applications in a diverse range of fields, such as construction automation, environmental applications, and space engineering. Due to the complexity of the link deformation and dynamics, the research effort on accurate modeling and high performance control of flexible manipulators has increased dramatically in recent years. This book presents analysis, data and insights that will of particular use for researchers and engineers working on the optimization and control of robotic manipulators and automation systems.Government and industry groups have specifically stressed the importance of innovation in robotics, manufacturing automation, and control systems for maintaining innovation and high-value-added manufacturingDiscusses the latest research on the quantitative effects of size, shape, mass distribution, tip load, on the dynamics and operational performance of flexible manipulatorsPresents unique analyses critical to the effective modeling and optimization of manipulators: hard to find data unavailable elsewhere