unmanned air vehicles (UAVs)


Visible to the public CPS: Small: A Convex Framework for Control of Interconnected Systems over Delayed Networks

Recent years have seen an explosion in the use of ad-hoc, IP-based and Wifi networks for control of spatially-distributed physical systems, with applications including automotive fleets; swarms of UAVs; remote surgery; and optimization of sensor networks. These new forms of communication have dramatically decreased the cost, energy, and maintenance associated with remote regulation, but have added fundamental challenges in the form of delay, packet drops, and intermittent feedback.


Visible to the public EAGER: Aerial Communication Infrastructure for Smart Emergency Response


The objective of this proposal is to exploit an early concept of a flexible, low-cost, and drone-carried broadband long-distance communication infrastructure and investigate its capability for immediate smart-city application in emergency response.