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Distributed Networked Operations

Author : Jeff Cares
ISBN : 9780595378005
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Distributed Networked Operations describes a refinement of what popularly has been called "network centric operations."Distributed networked operations envision combat conducted by large numbers of diverse, small units-rather than by small numbers of generally homogenous, large units. In theory and to a significant extent in practice in Afghanistan and Iraq, distributed networked operations involve a mixed bag of naval, ground and air units, none of which is individually as powerful as a fleet, air wing or armored division.Author Jeff Cares discusses distributed networked operations from the perspective of adaptive control theory and details implications for force structure, hardware employment, and networked competition. Jeff presents a formal model of Information Age combat and explores the civilian business applications of the theory.
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Distributed Data Fusion For Network Centric Operations

Author : David Hall
ISBN : 9781351833059
Genre : Computers
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With the recent proliferation of service-oriented architectures (SOA), cloud computing technologies, and distributed-interconnected systems, distributed fusion is taking on a larger role in a variety of applications—from environmental monitoring and crisis management to intelligent buildings and defense. Drawing on the work of leading experts around the world, Distributed Data Fusion for Network-Centric Operations examines the state of the art of data fusion in a distributed sensing, communications, and computing environment. Get Insight into Designing and Implementing Data Fusion in a Distributed Network Addressing the entirety of information fusion, the contributors cover everything from signal and image processing, through estimation, to situation awareness. In particular, the work offers a timely look at the issues and solutions involving fusion within a distributed network enterprise. These include critical design problems, such as how to maintain a pedigree of agents or nodes that receive information, provide their contribution to the dataset, and pass to other network components. The book also tackles dynamic data sharing within a network-centric enterprise, distributed fusion effects on state estimation, graph-theoretic methods to optimize fusion performance, human engineering factors, and computer ontologies for higher levels of situation assessment. A comprehensive introduction to this emerging field and its challenges, the book explores how data fusion can be used within grid, distributed, and cloud computing architectures. Bringing together both theoretical and applied research perspectives, this is a valuable reference for fusion researchers and practitioners. It offers guidance and insight for those working on the complex issues of designing and implementing distributed, decentralized information fusion.
Category: Computers

Distributed Manufacturing

Author : Hermann Kühnle
ISBN : 1848827075
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Changing world market conditions have forced manufacturers to apply new architectures and technologies for the design and control of manufacturing systems. Distributed Manufacturing: Paradigm, Concepts, Solutions and Examples outlines the current requirements of manufacturing systems and addresses the architectures, methodologies, and technologies developed within European research activities in response to these requirements. Distributed Manufacturing: Paradigm, Concepts, Solutions and Examples will be of interest to researchers and developers in all fields involving industrial control systems, as well as to decision-makers within industry and government organizations. The reader will gain a detailed knowledge of the current research directions in industrial control, reaching a comprehensive understanding of current advances, their expected benefits and limitations, and the possible consequences for industrial businesses.
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Network Science For Military Coalition Operations Information Exchange And Interaction

Author : Verma, Dinesh
ISBN : 9781615208562
Genre : Computers
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"This book is structured into sections that look at some of the challenges related to coalition operations in different types of networks, such as communications and information networks and human and cognitive networks, and looks at other issues that impact the operations of coalitions, the management and use of policies across different organizations"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Computers

Formal Techniques For Networked And Distributed Systems Forte 2005

Author : Farn Wang
ISBN : 9783540291893
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 25th IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference on Formal Techniques for Networked and Distributed Systems, FORTE 2005, held in Taipei, Taiwan, in October 2005. The 33 revised full papers and 6 short papers presented together with 3 keynote speeches were carefully reviewed and selected from 88 submissions. The papers cover all current aspects of formal methods for distributed systems and communication protocols such as formal description techniques (MSC, UML, Use cases, . . .), semantic foundations, model-checking, SAT-based techniques, process algebrae, abstractions, protocol testing, protocol verification, network synthesis, security system analysis, network robustness, embedded systems, communication protocols, and several promising new techniques.
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Operations Research For Unmanned Systems

Author : John Q. Dickmann, Jr.
ISBN : 9781118918944
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The first edited volume addressing analysis for unmanned vehicles, with focus on operations research rather than engineering • The editors have a unique combination of extensive operational experience and technical expertise • Chapters address a wide-ranging set of examples, domains and applications • Accessible to a general readership and also informative for experts
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Formal Techniques For Networked And Distributed Systems Forte 2003

Author : Hartmut König (Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil.)
ISBN : 3540201750
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 23rd IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference on Formal Techniques for Networked and Distributed Systems, FORTE 2003, held in Berlin, Germany in September/October 2003. The 24 revised full papers presented together with 3 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 55 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on application of formal description techniques (FDTs), verification, timed automata, verification of security protocols, testing, and FDT-based design.
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Networked Systems

Author : Vincent Gramoli
ISBN : 9783642401480
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the revised selected papers of the First International Conference on Networked Systems, NETYS 2013, held in Marrakech, Morocco, in May 2013. The 33 papers (17 regular and 16 short papers) presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 74 submissions. They address major topics from theory and practice of networked systems: multi-core architectures, middleware, environments, storage clusters, as well as peer-to-peer, sensor, wireless, and mobile networks.
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Distributed Computing In Sensor Systems

Author : Sotiris Nikoletseas
ISBN : 9783540691693
Genre : Computers
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The book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems, DCOSS 2008, held on Santorini Island, Greece, in June 2008. The 29 revised full papers and 12 revised short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 116 submissions. The papers propose a multitude of novel algorithmic design and analysis techniques, systematic approaches and application development methodologies for distributed sensor networking. The papers cover aspects including energy management, communication, coverage and tracking, time synchronization and scheduling, key establishment and authentication, compression, medium access control, code update, and mobility.
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Networked And Distributed Predictive Control

Author : Panagiotis D. Christofides
ISBN : 0857295829
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Networked and Distributed Predictive Control presents rigorous, yet practical, methods for the design of networked and distributed predictive control systems – the first book to do so. The design of model predictive control systems using Lyapunov-based techniques accounting for the influence of asynchronous and delayed measurements is followed by a treatment of networked control architecture development. This shows how networked control can augment dedicated control systems in a natural way and takes advantage of additional, potentially asynchronous and delayed measurements to maintain closed loop stability and significantly to improve closed-loop performance. The text then shifts focus to the design of distributed predictive control systems that cooperate efficiently in computing optimal manipulated input trajectories that achieve desired stability, performance and robustness specifications but spend a fraction of the time required by centralized control systems. Key features of this book include: • new techniques for networked and distributed control system design; • insight into issues associated with networked and distributed predictive control and their solution; • detailed appraisal of industrial relevance using computer simulation of nonlinear chemical process networks and wind- and solar-energy-generation systems; and • integrated exposition of novel research topics and rich resource of references to significant recent work. A full understanding of Networked and Distributed Predictive Control requires a basic knowledge of differential equations, linear and nonlinear control theory and optimization methods and the book is intended for academic researchers and graduate students studying control and for process control engineers. The constant attention to practical matters associated with implementation of the theory discussed will help each of these groups understand the application of the book’s methods in greater depth.
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