Cooperative control over link-limited and packet-dropping networks

Shengxiang Jiang, Petros G. Voulgaris

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In this paper we consider cooperative control of n dynamic agents to optimize an overall system performance metric. Due to limited communication resources, there exist structured interconnections among the agents and the interest is placed in synthesizing a suitably distributed control law to provide a given performance level. Based on a Youla-Kucera parameterization approach, the problem of designing a distributed controller to deliver given performance levels for different network topologies is convex in the Youla-Kucera parameter Q. Furthermore, if in addition to structured interconnections packet drops exist in the transmission of information, we provide convex conditions to guarantee mean square stability and system performance. The proposed method is also extended to deal with systems of triangular structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 European Control Conference, ECC 2007
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783952417386
StatePublished - 2007
Event2007 9th European Control Conference, ECC 2007 - Kos, Greece
Duration: Jul 2 2007Jul 5 2007

Publication series

Name2007 European Control Conference, ECC 2007


Other2007 9th European Control Conference, ECC 2007


  • Q-parameter
  • convex
  • cooperative control
  • structured

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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