On the controllability and observability of intelligent infrastructure systems

J. Curtis, M. Pervizpour, E. Aktan, M. Kam

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Intelligent infrastructure systems require the installation and operation of large suites of sensors and actuators. Implicit in the design of these suites is a tradeoff between hardware complexity and functionality, which can be described in terms of the degrees of controllability and observability. Schmittendorf's degree-calculation algorithms are a possible tool for intelligent infrastructure design. An array of single-degree-of-freedom mass-spring modules and a one-dimensional model of a multi-story building with passive tuned-mass dampers are used as examples to illustrate these concepts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-28
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the American Control Conference
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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