Research project on Banbrytande informations- och kommunikationsteknik supported by the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA), 2008-2010
Wirelessly networked embedded systems have a great potential for future innovations in information and communication technology. The revolutionary developments in microelectronics over the past decades have led to inexpensive yet powerful devices that can communicate with one another, sense and act on their environment. Such devices and the networks they form bring together communication, computation, sensing and control and enable monitoring and automation applications at an unprecedented scale. To take full advantage of this new technology in Swedish systems industry, novel design methods are necessary that transcend the traditional borders between disciplines.
The objective of the NECS (Networked Embedded Control Systems) project is to generate precisely such a co-design framework, to integrate architectural constraints and performance tradeoffs from control and communication, while taking into account platform restrictions on complexity and energy management. This will allow the development of more efficient, robust and affordable networked control technologies that scale and adapt with changing application demands. To demonstrate and evaluate this framework, we will apply it on an experimental testbed and in collaboration with industry on wireless automation test cases.
Karl Henrik Johansson, Professor, firstname.lastname@example.org, School of Electrical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, SwedenMikael Skoglund, Professor, email@example.com, School of Electrical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden