Resilient Distributed Control of Multi-agent Cyber-Physical Systems

  • Quanyan ZhuEmail author
  • Linda Bushnell
  • Tamer Başar
Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences book series (LNCIS, volume 449)


Multi-agent cyber-physical systems (CPSs) are ubiquitous in modern infrastructure systems, including the future smart grid, transportation networks, and public health systems. Security of these systems are critical for normal operation of our society. In this paper, we focus on physical layer resilient control of these systems subject to cyber attacks and malicious behaviors of physical agents. We establish a cross-layer system model for the investigation of cross-layer coupling and performance interdependencies for CPSs. In addition, we study a two system synchronization problem in which one is a malicious agent who intends to mislead the entire system behavior through physical layer interactions. Feedback Nash equilibrium is used as the solution concept for the distributed control in the multi-agent system environment. We corroborate our results with numerical examples, which show the performance interdependencies between two CPSs through cyber and physical interactions.


Cyber-Physical Systems Network Security Differential Games Multi-Resolution Games Games-in-Games Coupled Riccati Differential Equations Secure Control Resilient Control Systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Coordinated Science LaboratoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.Networked Control Systems Lab EE Dept.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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