Decentralized control with communication bandwidth constraints

Chun Zhang, Geir E. Dullerud

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDistributed Decision Making and Control
Number of pages27
ISBN (Print)9781447122647
StatePublished - 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences
ISSN (Print)0170-8643

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences


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