Resilient Distributed Control of Multi-agent Cyber-Physical Systems

Quanyan Zhu, Linda Bushnell, Tamer Başar

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Multi-agent cyber-physical systems (CPSs) are ubiquitous in modern infrastructure systems, including the future smart grid, transportation networks, and public health systems. Security of these systems are critical for normal operation of our society. In this paper, we focus on physical layer resilient control of these systems subject to cyber attacks and malicious behaviors of physical agents. We establish a cross-layer system model for the investigation of cross-layer coupling and performance interdependencies for CPSs. In addition, we study a two system synchronization problem in which one is a malicious agent who intends to mislead the entire system behavior through physical layer interactions. Feedback Nash equilibrium is used as the solution concept for the distributed control in the multi-agent system environment. We corroborate our results with numerical examples, which show the performance interdependencies between two CPSs through cyber and physical interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationControl of Cyber-Physical Systems - Workshop Held at The Johns Hopkins University
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783319011585
StatePublished - 2013
EventWorkshop on Control of Cyber-Physical Systems, CPS 2013 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Mar 20 2013Mar 21 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences
Volume449 LNCIS
ISSN (Print)0170-8643


OtherWorkshop on Control of Cyber-Physical Systems, CPS 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD


  • Coupled Riccati Differential Equations
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Differential Games
  • Games-in-Games
  • Multi-Resolution Games
  • Network Security
  • Resilient Control Systems
  • Secure Control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences


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