Distributed control over structured and lossy networks

Jiang Shengxiang, Petros G. Voulgaris, Natasha Neogi

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In this paper we consider distributed 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 design 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 packet drops exist in information transmission among the agents, we provide convex conditions to guarantee mean square stability and optimize system performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2007 American Control Conference, ACC
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 American Control Conference, ACC - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2007Jul 13 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Other2007 American Control Conference, ACC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York, NY


  • Convex
  • Distributed
  • Packet drops
  • Structured
  • Youla parameter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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