Accession Number:

ADA622518

Title:

Complexity, Robustness, and Multistability in Network Systems with Switching Topologies: A Hierarchical Hybrid Control Approach

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 May 2011-1 May 2015

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-05-22

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Controls research under this program concentrated on the development of a unified discontinuous dynamical framework for nonlinear network systems. In particular, control algorithms were developed to address agent interactions, cooperative and non-cooperative control, task assignments, and resource allocations. To realize these tasks, appropriate sensory and cogitative capabilities such as adaptation, learning, decision-making, and agreement or consensus on the agent and multiagent levels were also developed. In addition, disturbance rejection and robustness for addressing communicationsensor noise and model uncertainties, as well as synchronism, system time-delays, and switching network topologies for addressing information asynchrony between agents, message transmission and processing delays, and communication link failures and communication dropouts were also addressed.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Cybernetics
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE