Packet Based Inference and Control
September 01, 2006
The chief merits of this thesis are the formulation and solution of some basic problems in multi-agent estimation and control. In the problems we have attacked, we have been able to deal with the differences in information patterns at sensors and supervisors. The main demerits are the ignoring of packet losses and of variable delays in packet transmissions. The situation of packet losses can however be handled at the expense of additional computations. To summarize, this thesis provides valuable generalizations of the works of ˚Astr¨om and Bernhardsson  and of Kushner  on timing of Control actions and of Sampling observations respectively.