Sensor network design for complex systems

A. Chamseddine, H. Noura

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This paper proposes a strategy to design a minimal and fault-tolerant sensor network for observability of complex systems. Complex systems are large-scale dynamic systems composed of interconnected subsystems. The objective is to determine the sensors to be used so that the system is observable while minimizing the number of sensors. The strategy is based on breaking down complex systems into interconnected subsystems. System breakdown helps in treating each subsystem separately and allows using reduced-order observers rather than a large-scale observer for the overall system. An academic example is given to illustrate the proposed strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)496-515
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012


  • complex systems
  • instrumentation
  • observability
  • sensor network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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