Nonlinear control of large scale complex systems using convex control design tools

Kosmatopoulos, E.B., Baldi, S., Aboudolas, K. , Rovas, D.V., Papachristodoulou, A. and Ioannou, P.A. (2011) Nonlinear control of large scale complex systems using convex control design tools. In: 19th Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation (MED), Corfu, Greece, 20-23 Jun 2011, pp. 1022-1027. (doi:10.1109/MED.2011.5983147)

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Based on recent advances on convex design for Large-Scale Control Systems (LSCSs) and robust and efficient LSCS self-tuning/adaptation, a methodology is proposed in this paper which aims at providing an integrated LSCS-design, applicable to large-scale systems of arbitrary scale, heterogeneity and complexity and capable of: 1) Providing stable, efficient and arbitrarily-close-to-optimal LSCS performance; 2) Being able to incorporate a viarety of constraints, including limited control constraints as well as constraints that are nonlinear functions of the system controls and outputs (sensor measurements); 3) Being intrinsically self-tunable, able to rapidly and efficiently optimize LSCS performance when short-, medium- or long-time variations affect the large-scale system; 4) Achieving the above, while being scalable and modular. The purpose of the present paper is to provide the main features of the proposed control design methodology.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:Control system synthesis, large-scale systems, nonlinear control systems, self-adjusting systems, optimization
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ampountolas, Dr Konstantinos
Authors: Kosmatopoulos, E.B., Baldi, S., Aboudolas, K., Rovas, D.V., Papachristodoulou, A., and Ioannou, P.A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment

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