Computation Aware Control Systems

The COMPACS project, co-funded by ANR and FRAE, aims at pursuing fundamental research towards the development of sound model-based approaches for the synthesis of controllers that are aware of the computational resources.

Computation aware control strategies should not only be able to decide which control actions need to be taken, but also when the control tasks should be scheduled based on the availability of computing units and the state of the physical plant. These strategies are of particular interest when the dynamics of the physical plant have multiple time-scales and the computational resource should be allocated more often to control the faster dynamics than the slower ones. COMPACS will tackle this problem in the modeling framework of hybrid systems, which provides an appropriate description of the heterogeneous nature of computation aware control.