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Characterization of Stabilizing Structurally Constrained Controllers

  • Somayeh Sojoudi
  • Javad Lavaei
  • Amir G. Aghdam
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Abstract

The focus of this chapter is directed towards the problem of characterizing the information flow structures of all classes of LTI structurally constrained controllers with respect to which a given interconnected system has no fixed modes. Any class of structurally constrained controllers can be described by a set of communication links, which delineates how the local controllers of any controller in that class interact with each other. To achieve the objective, a cost is first attributed for establishing any communication link in the control structure. These costs are part of deign specifications and represent the expenditure of data transmission between different subsystems. A simple graph-theoretic method is then proposed to characterize all the relevant classes of controllers systematically. As a by-product of this approach, all classes of LTI stabilizing structurally constrained controllers with the minimum implementation cost are attained using a novel algorithm. The primary advantages of this approach are its simplicity and computational efficiency. The efficacy and importance of this work are thoroughly illustrated in a numerical example. This chapter integrates the ideas proposed in a recently published work and some original techniques to develop its main results.

Keywords

Bipartite Graph Communication Link Implementation Cost Interconnected System Local Controller 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Somayeh Sojoudi
    • 1
  • Javad Lavaei
    • 1
  • Amir G. Aghdam
    • 2
  1. 1.Control & Dynamical Systems Dept.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  2. 2.Dept. Electrical & Computer EngineeringConcordia UniversityMontreal QuébecCanada

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