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IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

Issue 9 • Date Sept. 2004

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  • Table of contents

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  • IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control publication information

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  • Guest Editorial Special Issue on Networked Control Systems

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):1421 - 1423
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  • Scanning the issue

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):1424 - 1426
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  • A moving horizon approach to Networked Control system design

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):1427 - 1445
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    This paper presents a control system design strategy for multivariable plants where the controller, sensors and actuators are connected via a digital, data-rate limited, communications channel. In order to minimize bandwidth utilization, a communication constraint is imposed which restricts all transmitted data to belong to a finite set and only permits one plant to be addressed at a time. We emph... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed control of systems over discrete Groups

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):1446 - 1452
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    This paper discusses distributed controller design and analysis for distributed systems with arbitrary discrete symmetry groups. We show how recent results for designing controllers for spatially interconnected systems, based on semidefinite programming, are applicable to a much larger class of interconnection topologies. We also show how to exploit the structure of the symmetry group to produce a... View full abstract»

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  • Kalman filtering with intermittent observations

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):1453 - 1464
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    Motivated by navigation and tracking applications within sensor networks, we consider the problem of performing Kalman filtering with intermittent observations. When data travel along unreliable communication channels in a large, wireless, multihop sensor network, the effect of communication delays and loss of information in the control loop cannot be neglected. We address this problem starting fr... View full abstract»

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  • Information flow and cooperative control of vehicle formations

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):1465 - 1476
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    We consider the problem of cooperation among a collection of vehicles performing a shared task using intervehicle communication to coordinate their actions. Tools from algebraic graph theory prove useful in modeling the communication network and relating its topology to formation stability. We prove a Nyquist criterion that uses the eigenvalues of the graph Laplacian matrix to determine the effect... View full abstract»

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  • When bode meets shannon: control-oriented feedback communication schemes

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):1477 - 1488
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    In this paper, we show a general equivalence between feedback stabilization through an analog communication channel, and a communication scheme based on feedback which is a generalization of that of Schalkwijk and Kailath. We also show that the achievable transmission rate of the scheme is given by the Bode's sensitivity integral formula, which characterizes a fundamental limitation of causal feed... View full abstract»

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  • Decentralized control of discrete-event Systems With bounded or Unbounded Delay communication

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):1489 - 1501
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    We introduce problems of decentralized control with delayed communication, where delays are either unbounded or bounded by a given constant k. In the k-bounded-delay model, between the transmission of a message and its reception, the plant can execute at most k events. In the unbounded-delay model, the plant can execute any number of events between transmission and reception. We show that our fram... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed control design for systems interconnected over an arbitrary graph

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):1502 - 1519
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    We consider the problem of synthesizing a distributed dynamic output feedback controller achieving H performance for a system composed of different interconnected sub-units, when the topology of the underlying graph is arbitrary. First, using tools inspired by dissipativity theory, we derive sufficient conditions in the form of finite-dimensional linear matrix inequalities when t... View full abstract»

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  • Consensus problems in networks of agents with switching topology and time-delays

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):1520 - 1533
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    In this paper, we discuss consensus problems for networks of dynamic agents with fixed and switching topologies. We analyze three cases: 1) directed networks with fixed topology; 2) directed networks with switching topology; and 3) undirected networks with communication time-delays and fixed topology. We introduce two consensus protocols for networks with and without time-delays and provide a conv... View full abstract»

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  • Quantized stabilization of linear systems: complexity versus performance

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):1534 - 1548
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    Quantized feedback control has been receiving much attention in the control community in the past few years. Quantization is indeed a natural way to take into consideration in the control design the complexity constraints of the controller as well as the communication constraints in the information exchange between the controller and the plant. In this paper, we analyze the stabilization problem f... View full abstract»

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  • Stochastic linear control over a communication channel

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):1549 - 1561
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    We examine linear stochastic control systems when there is a communication channel connecting the sensor to the controller. The problem consists of designing the channel encoder and decoder as well as the controller to satisfy some given control objectives. In particular, we examine the role communication has on the classical linear quadratic Gaussian problem. We give conditions under which the cl... View full abstract»

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  • Stability of model-based networked control systems with time-varying transmission times

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):1562 - 1572
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    In model-based networked control systems (MB-NCSs), an explicit model of the plant is used to produce an estimate of the plant state behavior between transmission times. In this paper, the stability of MB-NCSs is studied when the controller/actuator is updated with the sensor information at nonconstant time intervals. Networked control systems with transmission times that are varying either within... View full abstract»

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  • Robust quantization for digital finite communication bandwidth (DFCB) control

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):1573 - 1584
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    The problem of digital finite communication bandwidth (DFCB) control has come to the attention of the research community in connection with a growing interest in the development of distributed and/or networked control systems. In these systems, actuators, sensors, and other components are connected via data-rate constrained links such as wireless radio, etc. In this paper, we consider a scalar mod... View full abstract»

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  • Topological feedback entropy and Nonlinear stabilization

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):1585 - 1597
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    It is well known in the field of dynamical systems that entropy can be defined rigorously for completely deterministic open-loop systems. However, such definitions have found limited application in engineering, unlike Shannon's statistical entropy. In this paper, it is shown that the problem of communication-limited stabilization is related to the concept of topological entropy, introduced by Adle... View full abstract»

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  • Scalar estimation and control with noisy binary observations

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):1598 - 1603
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    We consider a simple one-dimensional system whose observations are sent to a state estimator over a noisy binary communication link. The interesting thing about the system is that it is unstable. The problem is to design an encoding scheme and a decoder such that the estimation error is stable. We explicitly construct a simple but efficient estimator for the binary symmetric channel (BSC). We are ... View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 1604
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  • IEEE Control Systems Society Information

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P. J. Antsaklis
Dept. Electrical Engineering
University of Notre Dame