Multi-user rate-based flow control with action delays: A team-theoretic approach

Eitan Altman, Tamer Basar, R. Srikant

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We develop a methodology, based on control-theoretic tools, to design decentralized rate-based flow controllers with some optimality properties. An important issue that arises here is one of action delays: it takes time from the moment control information is sent to a source, until an action is taken by it, and until subsequently that action affects the state of the switch that had initiated that information. In the presence of such action delays, we obtain an explicit solution to the flow control problem within the framework of decentralized LQG (Linear-Quadratic-Gaussian) team theory and by invoking some certainty equivalence. Simulation examples illustrate the analytical results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2387-2392
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 36th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Part 1 (of 5) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Dec 10 1997Dec 12 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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