Chapter 1

Introduction to cyber physical systems


In this chapter, the big picture of the book is introduced. In particular, the key elements of cyber physical systems are explained. Then the key issues to be addressed, such as the communication requirements and communication system design, are outlined as an introduction to the contents of subsequent chapters.


Cyber physical systems; Physical dynamics; Linear systems; Communications

1.1 Introduction

In the last decade, there have been numerous studies on cyber physical systems (CPSs), illustrated in Fig. 1.1. In CPSs, there exist physical, computing, and communication elements. To control the physical dynamics, sensors and controllers are connected via a communication ...

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