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Dynamic Control Design Based on Limited Model Information
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Automatic Control. KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Centres, ACCESS Linnaeus Centre.
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Automatic Control. KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Centres, ACCESS Linnaeus Centre.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9940-5929
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 49th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, 2011, 1576-1583 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The design of optimal H_2 dynamic controllers for interconnected linear systems using limited plant model information is considered. Control design strategies based on various degrees of model information are compared using the competitive ratio as a performance metric, that is, the worst case control performance for a given design strategy normalized with the optimal control performance based on full model information. An explicit minimizer of the competitive ratio is found. It is shown that this control design strategy is not dominated by any other strategy with the same amount of model information. The result applies to a class of system interconnections and design information characterized through given plant, control, and design graphs.

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2011. 1576-1583 p.
National Category
Control Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-52475DOI: 10.1109/Allerton.2011.6120356ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84856102500ISBN: 978-1-4577-1817-5OAI: diva2:467015
Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton 2011)
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1. Decentralized Control of Networked Systems: Information Asymmetries and Limitations
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Decentralized Control of Networked Systems: Information Asymmetries and Limitations
2014 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Designing local controllers for networked systems is challenging, because in these systems each local controller can often access only part of the overall information on system parameters and sensor measurements. Traditional control design cannot be easily applied due to the unconventional information patterns, communication network imperfections, and design procedure complexities. How to control large-scale systems is of immediate societal importance as they appear in many emerging applications, such as intelligent transportation systems, smart grids, and energy-efficient buildings. In this thesis, we make three contributions to the problem of designing networked controller under information asymmetries and limitations.

In the first contribution, we investigate how to design local controllers to optimize a cost function using only partial knowledge of the model governing the system. Specifically, we derive some fundamental limitations in the closed-loop performance when the design of each controller only relies on local plant model information. Results are characterized in the structure of the networked system as well as in the available model information. Both deterministic and stochastic formulations are considered for the closed-loop performance and the available information. In the second contribution of the thesis, we study decision making in transportation systems using heterogeneous routing and congestion games. It is shown that a desirable global behavior can emerge from simple local strategies used by the drivers to choose departure times and routes. Finally, the third contribution is a novel stochastic sensor scheduling policy for ad-hoc networked systems, where a varying number of control loops are active at any given time. It is shown that the policy provides stochastic guarantees for the network resources dynamically allocated to each loop.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2014. xii, 84 p.
TRITA-EE, ISSN 1653-5146 ; 2014:003
Networked Control Systems, Decentralized Control, Limited Model Information, Transportation Systems, Sensor Scheduling
National Category
Control Engineering Transport Systems and Logistics Communication Systems
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-141492 (URN)978-91-7595-021-1 (ISBN)
Public defence
2014-03-21, F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26, KTH, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)

QC 20140221

Available from: 2014-02-21 Created: 2014-02-17 Last updated: 2014-02-21Bibliographically approved

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