Hybrid decentralized maximum entropy control for large-scale dynamical systems.

In the analysis of complex, large-scale dynamical systems it is often essential to decompose the overall dynamical system into a collection interacting subsystems. Because of implementation constraints, cost, and reliability considerations, a decentralized controller architecture is often required for controlling large-scale interconnected dynamical systems. In this paper, a novel class of fixed-order, energy-based hybrid decentralized controllers is proposed as a means for achieving enhanced energy dissipation in large-scale lossless and dissipative dynamical systems. These dynamic decentralized controllers combine a logical switching architecture with continuous dynamics to guarantee that the system plant energy is strictly decreasing across switchings. The general framework leads to hybrid closed-loop systems described by impulsive differential equations. In addition, we construct hybrid dynamic controllers that guarantee that each subsystem-subcontroller pair of the hybrid closed-loop system is consistent with basic thermodynamic principles. Special cases of energy-based hybrid controllers involving state-dependent switching are described.

Main Author: Haddad, Wassim.
Other Authors: Hui, Qing., Chellaboina, VijaySekhar., Nersesov, Sergey.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 2006
Online Access: http://ezproxy.villanova.edu/login?url=https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:178307