Control of Distributed Systems - Tutorial and Overview

A.C.M. Ran, J.H. Schuppen, O. Boutin, P.L. Kempker, J. Komenda, T. Masopust, N. Pambakian

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Distributed systems consist of an interconnection of two or more subsystems. Control of such systems is structured by two or more controllers, each receiving an observation stream from a local subsystem and providing an input to the local subsystem. Coordinated distributed systems are defined for linear systems, for Gaussian systems, and for discrete-event systems and an algebraic-geometric characterization is provided. Coordination control of distributed systems requires a specific control synthesis procedure which is presented. Distributed control with communication between controllers is formulated and discussed. © 2011 EUCA.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-602
JournalEuropean Journal on Control
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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