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Decomposition, Coordination, and Multilevel Systems

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1 Author(s)
Pearson, J.D. ; Assistant Professor of Engineering, Systems Research Center, Case Institute of Technology, Cleveland, Ohio

General approaches to the design of hierarchical systems are indicated which are particularly relevant to problems of optimal control of discrete systems. A decomposition technique for interacting linear dynamic systems is shown to lead to an optimum 2-level technique having equivalent performance. Comments on computational algorithms for realizing this technique are included.

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Systems Science and Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 1 )