Distributed Control of Heterogeneous Systems Interconnected over an Arbitrary Graph

Cédric Langbort, Raffaello D'Andrea

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We consider the problem of synthesizing a distributed output-feedback controller achieving H∞ performance for a system composed of different, interconnected sub-units, when the topology of the underlying graph is arbitrary. Using tools inspired by dissipativity theory and gain-scheduled control we derive sufficient conditions in the form of finite dimensional linear matrix inequalities. These inequalities are coupled in a way that reflects the spatial structure of the problem and, in turn, can be solved using a distributed algorithm, based on alternating projections onto the different feasible sets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2835-2840
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event42nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control - Maui, HI, United States
Duration: Dec 9 2003Dec 12 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Control and Optimization

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