In a recent work, the authors presented an extension of robust model reference adaptive control (MRAC) laws for spatially varying partial differential equations (PDEs) proposed by them earlier for the decentralized adaptive control of heterogeneous multiagent networks with agent parameter uncertainty using the partial difference equations (PdEs) on graphs framework. The examples provided demonstrated the capabilities of this approach under the assumption that individual vehicles executing coordinated maneuvers were fully actuated and characterized by linear dynamics. However, detailed models for autonomous vehicles-whether terrestrial, aerial, or aquatic-are often underactuated and strongly nonlinear. Using this approach, but assuming the plant parameters to be known, this work presents the model reference (MR) control laws without adaptation for the coordination of underactuated aquatic vehicles modeled individually in terms of strongly nonlinear dynamic equations arising from ideal planar hydrodynamics. The case of unknown plant parameters for this class of underactuated agents with complex dynamics is an open problem. The paper is based on an invited talk on adaptive control presented at the 2008 World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts.
- Model reference control
- Multiagent systems
- Partial difference equations
- Partial differential equations
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Computer Science Applications