Decentralized LQG Control with d-Step Delayed Information Sharing Pattern

Juanjuan Xu, Huanshui Zhang, Tamer Basar

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In this article, we study a class of discrete-time decentralized linear-quadratic-Gaussian (LQG) control problems with two controllers and d-step delayed information sharing pattern. An explicit form of the pair of optimal linear controllers is obtained in terms of backward Riccati equations and forward equations of estimation error covariance. To overcome the difficulty that arises due to the coupling of the backward-forward equations, we propose a forward iteration approach to derive a steady-state solution. This accordingly leads to an asymptotically optimal linear controller where the feedback gains are designed by using the convergent steady-state solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)604-611
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023


  • Covariance matrices
  • d-step delayed information sharing pattern
  • Decentralized LQG
  • Difference equations
  • Estimation error
  • forward-backward stochastic difference equations
  • Information sharing
  • Nash equilibrium
  • Riccati equations
  • Steady-state
  • decentralized linear-quadratic-Gaussian (LQG)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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