Chapter 1

Introduction

Abstract

Control is ubiquitous in the world, including both natural systems and human constructed systems. This chapter gives a quite brief review on the developments of engineering control systems, which summarizes major achievements in this fields and new challenges due to the introduction of communications. The contents of each chapter in this book are also summarized.

Keywords

communication; feedback; information; Kalman filter; PID control; HImage control; model predictive control; observer; stability; robustness

1.1 A General View on Control System Design

Control loops exist extensively in biological systems, ...

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