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Industrial Engineering (I E)

I E 567 Distributed Systems and Control (3) Advances in distributed control and decision-making in enterprises and supply chains with emphasis on computing, algorithms, and dynamics.

I E 567 Distributed Systems and Control (3)

Recently several new open architecture standards have emerged for control and information systems in industrial enterprises. These standards have been largely driven by industry to reduce the cost of integrating and configuring manufacturing systems, allowing a new breed of distributed enterprises to be engineered. This course deals with the multidisciplinary aspects of controls, computing, and communication in this rapidly evolving area. The objective of this course is to study current research and engineering challenges in distributed systems and control in the context of manufacturing and service enterprises, and supply chains. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the dynamics and computational aspects of decision making and control algorithms in integrated enterprises. Assignments and projects in this course will include designing, programming, and integrating distributed control systems.

Evaluation will be based on programming and lab assignments, literature review and class presentation, a semester project, and class participation.

This course will be offered every third semester with a maximum enrollment of 18.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2006

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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