378 Introduction to Cyberphysical Systems

Cyberphysical systems (CPS) are “engineered systems that are built from and depend upon the synergy of computational and physical components. Emerging CPS will be coordinated, distributed, and connected, and must be robust and responsive. The CPS of tomorrow will need to far exceed the systems of today in capability, adaptability, resiliency, safety, security, and usability. Examples of the many CPS application areas include the smart electric grid, smart transportation, smart buildings, smart medical technologies, next-generation air traffic management, and advanced manufacturing. CPS will transform the way people interact with engineered systems, just as the Internet transformed the way people interact with information. However, these goals cannot be achieved without rigorous systems engineering” [National Science Foundation]. This course covers some basic topics in the design and implementation of various cyberphysical systems.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

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