Summary

Summary

This research project aims to strike a balance between performance considerations and power consumption in cyber-physical systems. In particular, by switching among different modes of operation (e.g., low- power/high-power, on/off, or mobile/static), power maintenance and optimization can be cast as a hybrid optimal control problem. Consequently, real-time, hybrid optimal control strategies will be applied to three distinct target applications: mobile sensor networks, distributed infrastructure management, and multi-core embedded processes.

In addition to the theoretical contributions of this project, new educational tools and curricula will be developed that allow students to explore the complexities of cyber-physical systems. These educational developments will involve graduate students at Georgia Tech and undergraduate students at York College of Pennsylvania. As part of this work, a unique “CPS Fellow” exchange program allows for undergraduates from York College to work at Georgia Tech. Additionally, graduate students from Georgia Tech travel to York College to facilitate the exchange of theoretical and educational developments.