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Error-correcting codes for automatic control

Ostrovsky, Rafail and Rabani, Yuval and Schulman, Leonard J. (2005) Error-correcting codes for automatic control. In: 46th Annual IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science. IEEE , Los Alamitos, CA, pp. 309-316. ISBN 0-7695-2468-0

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In many control-theory applications one can classify all possible states of the device by an infinite state graph with polynomially-growing expansion. In order for a controller to control or estimate the state of such a device, it must receive reliable communications from its sensors; if there is channel noise, the encoding task is subject to a stringent real-time constraint. We show a constructive on-line error correcting code that works for this class of applications. Our code is computationally efficient and enables on-line estimation and control in the presence of channel noise. It establishes a constructive (and optimal-within-constants) analog, for control applications, of the Shannon coding theorem.

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Official Citation:Ostrovsky, R.; Rabani, Y.; Schulman, L.J.; , "Error-correcting codes for automatic control," Foundations of Computer Science, 2005. FOCS 2005. 46th Annual IEEE Symposium on , vol., no., pp. 309- 316, 23-25 Oct. 2005 doi: 10.1109/SFCS.2005.33 URL:
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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