A multiple-derivative and multiple-delay paradigm for decentralized controller design: uniform-rank systems

Yan Wan, Sandip Roy, Ali Saberi, Antonie Arij Stoorvogel

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    The work presented here is motivated by the need for new control schemes for modern dynamical networks, that can exploit a network's topological structure in shaping its dynamics. To this end, we introduce a new philosophy for decentralized controller design, that is based on first postulating and designing multiple output-derivative feedbacks at each control channel, and then using lead-compensator or multiple-delay-based implementations of the derivative feedback. The proposed design methodology is shown to achieve both stabilization and a certain group pole placement for a broad class of uniform-rank plants. The benefit of the new design methodology with regard to actuation requirements and complexity is demonstrated, and applications in both autonomous-agent-network and infrastructural control problems is discussed.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)883-907
    Number of pages25
    JournalDynamics of continuous, discrete and impulsive systems. Series A: Mathematical analysis
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010


    • EWI-19000
    • Decentralized Control
    • Delay Systems
    • IR-75075
    • Uniform Rank Systems
    • SpecialCoordinate Basis
    • METIS-277458
    • Lead Compensator

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