Decentralized Control with Communication Bandwidth Constraints

  • Chun Zhang
  • Geir E. Dullerud
Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences book series (LNCIS, volume 417)


In this chapter,we investigate the decentralized control problem in the setting of limited bandwidth sensing channels. Specifically, we consider the decentralized stabilization problem of a linear time-invariant (LTI) plant by multiple control stations that receive sensing information through rate-limited channels, and these stations are not capable of communicating with each other directly. The main result of the this chapter is a sufficient condition on the data rate of respective channels to guarantee system stabilizability. We provide an explicit way to construct the associated stabilizing encoder, decoder, and controller. We also present a robustness analysis showing that this control algorithm is structurally robust against model mismatch.


Robustness Analysis Nominal System Model Mismatch Decentralize Control Markovian Jump Linear System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chun Zhang
    • 1
  • Geir E. Dullerud
    • 2
  1. 1.Cisco Systems Inc.USA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Science and EngineeringUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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