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Decentralized Stabilization and Regulation in Large Multivariable Systems

  • Edward J. Davison

Abstract

A general description of the decentralized control problem , with particular emphasis on large scale systems, is made. In this problem, constraints on the structure of the information flow between the manipulated inputs of the system and measured outputs of the system are imposed. Typically, it is desired to find a controller for this system (subject to the above constraints), so that stability of the resultant closed loop system is obtained, and so that regulation/tracking of the outputs of the system occurs, independent of any input disturbances occurring in the system. A motivation for dealing with the decentralized problem is made, classical ways of solving the problem are described, and recent results obtained on the problem are surveyed. Some numerical examples are included, in particular, a power system consisting of three interconnected synchronous machines; it is shown in this power system that there is no real advantage is using a (more complex) centralized control system over the coventional (and more simple) decentralized control system which is normally applied.

Keywords

Power System Close Loop System Large Scale System Dynamic Compensation Interconnect Power System 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward J. Davison
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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