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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering