Title: Distributed control of water delivery canals
Authors: João Lemos xvii
Abstract: Modern engineering often addresses the controller design for situations in which a plant is made of several units scattered in space that interact among them. Networked systems such as the internet, large scale electrical energy distribution grids, water delivery systems or aircraft formations provide examples that are signicant due to their socio-economic impact and that rise new scientic challenges in relation to distributed control as well. Distributed control systems such as the ones mentioned consist of various control agents that are connected to the various subsystems that compose the overall plant to control. Since decisions taken on the basis of a pure local basis can be in con ict with each other and lead to an unstable behavior of the overall plant, the local control agents exchange information with some of their neighbors in order to act in a coordinated way so as to achieve a sub-optimal global performance. This talk addresses the design of LQG and model Predictive control (MPC) distributed controllers. Several methods, including procedures based on dual optimization and game theory, will be reviewed and an example of application to a real water delivery canal is presented.
Publication date: 2012-07-16
Online entry date: 2013-05-12
Conference: CONTROLO’2012
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