Robust Control System Networks

How to Achieve Reliable Control After Stuxnet
Author: Ralph Langner
Publisher: Momentum Press
ISBN: 1606503022
Category: Computers
Page: 206
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From the researcher who was one of the first to identify and analyze the infamous industrial control system malware "Stuxnet," comes a book that takes a new, radical approach to making Industrial control systems safe from such cyber attacks: design the controls systems themselves to be "robust." Other security experts advocate risk management, implementing more firewalls and carefully managing passwords and access. Not so this book: those measures, while necessary, can still be circumvented. Instead, this book shows in clear, concise detail how a system that has been set up with an eye toward quality design in the first place is much more likely to remain secure and less vulnerable to hacking, sabotage or malicious control. It blends several well-established concepts and methods from control theory, systems theory, cybernetics and quality engineering to create the ideal protected system. The book's maxim is taken from the famous quality engineer William Edwards Deming, "If I had to reduce my message to management to just a few words, I'd say it all has to do with reducing variation." Highlights include: - An overview of the problem of "cyber fragility" in industrial control systems - How to make an industrial control system "robust," including principal design objectives and overall strategic planning - Why using the methods of quality engineering like the Taguchi method, SOP and UML will help to design more "armored" industrial control systems.

Robust Control for Uncertain Networked Control Systems with Random Delays


Author: Dan Huang,Sing Kiong Nguang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1848826788
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 168
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"Robust Control for Uncertain Networked Control Systems with Random Delays" addresses the problem of analysis and design of networked control systems when the communication delays are varying in a random fashion. The random nature of the time delays is typical for commercially used networks, such as a DeviceNet (which is a controller area network) and Ethernet network. The main technique used in this book is based on the Lyapunov-Razumikhin method, which results in delay-dependent controllers. The existence of such controllers and fault estimators are given in terms of the solvability of bilinear matrix inequalities. Iterative algorithms are proposed to change this non-convex problem into quasi-convex optimization problems, which can be solved effectively by available mathematical tools. Finally, to demonstrate the effectiveness and advantages of the proposed design method in the book, numerical examples are given in each designed control system.

Stability Analysis and Robust Control of Time-Delay Systems


Author: Min Wu,Yong He,Jin-Hua She
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642030378
Category: Science
Page: 335
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"Stability Analysis and Robust Control of Time-Delay Systems" focuses on essential aspects of this field, including the stability analysis, stabilization, control design, and filtering of various time-delay systems. Primarily based on the most recent research, this monograph presents all the above areas using a free-weighting matrix approach first developed by the authors. The effectiveness of this method and its advantages over other existing ones are proven theoretically and illustrated by means of various examples. The book will give readers an overview of the latest advances in this active research area and equip them with a pioneering method for studying time-delay systems. It will be of significant interest to researchers and practitioners engaged in automatic control engineering. Prof. Min Wu, senior member of the IEEE, works at the Central South University, China.

Optimal and Robust Control

Advanced Topics with MATLAB®
Author: Luigi Fortuna,Mattia Frasca
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 146650191X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 251
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While there are many books on advanced control for specialists, there are few that present these topics for nonspecialists. Assuming only a basic knowledge of automatic control and signals and systems, Optimal and Robust Control: Advanced Topics with MATLAB® offers a straightforward, self-contained handbook of advanced topics and tools in automatic control. Techniques for Controlling System Performance in the Presence of Uncertainty The book deals with advanced automatic control techniques, paying particular attention to robustness—the ability to guarantee stability in the presence of uncertainty. It explains advanced techniques for handling uncertainty and optimizing the control loop. It also details analytical strategies for obtaining reduced order models. The authors then propose using the Linear Matrix Inequalities (LMI) technique as a unifying tool to solve many types of advanced control problems. Topics covered include: LQR and H-infinity approaches Kalman and singular value decomposition Open-loop balancing and reduced order models Closed-loop balancing Passive systems and bounded-real systems Criteria for stability control This easy-to-read text presents the essential theoretical background and provides numerous examples and MATLAB exercises to help the reader efficiently acquire new skills. Written for electrical, electronic, computer science, space, and automation engineers interested in automatic control, this book can also be used for self-study or for a one-semester course in robust control.

Robust Control for Nonlinear Time-Delay Systems


Author: Changchun Hua,Liuliu Zhang,Xinping Guan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811051313
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 300
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This book reports on the latest findings concerning nonlinear control theory and applications. It presents novel work on several kinds of commonly encountered nonlinear time-delay systems, including those whose nonlinear terms satisfy high-order polynomial form or general nonlinear form, those with nonlinear input or a triangular structure, and so on. As such, the book will be of interest to university researchers, R&D engineers and graduate students in the fields of control theory and control engineering who wish to learn about the core principles, methods, algorithms, and applications of nonlinear time-delay systems.

Robust Control and Filtering for Time-Delay Systems


Author: Magdi S. Mahmoud
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824703271
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 448
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A discussion of robust control and filtering for time-delay systems. It provides information on approaches to stability, stabilization, control design, and filtering aspects of electronic and computer systems - explicating the developments in time-delay systems and uncertain time-delay systems. There are appendices detailing important facets of matrix theory, standard lemmas and mathematical results, and applications of industry-tested software.

Robust Control of Time-delay Systems


Author: Qing-Chang Zhong
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1846282659
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 231
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Recently, there have been significant developments in robust control of time-delay systems. This volume presents a systematic treatment of robust control for such systems in the frequency domain. The emphasis is on systems with a single input or output delay, although the delay-free part of the plant can be multi-input-multi-output, in which case the delays in different channels should be the same. The author covers the whole range of H-infinity control of time-delay systems: from controller parameterization implementation; from the Nehari problem to the four-block problem; from theoretical developments to practical issues. The major tools used are similarity transformation, the chain-scattering approach and J-spectral factorization. Self-contained, "Robust Control of Time-delay Systems" will interest control theorists and mathematicians working with time-delay systems. Its methodical approach will be of value to graduates studying general robust control theory or its applications in time-delay systems.

Robust Control Engineering

Practical QFT Solutions
Author: Mario Garcia-Sanz
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315394979
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 578
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This book thoroughly covers the fundamentals of the QFT robust control, as well as practical control solutions, for unstable, time-delay, non-minimum phase or distributed parameter systems, plants with large model uncertainty, high-performance specifications, nonlinear components, multi-input multi-output characteristics or asymmetric topologies. The reader will discover practical applications through a collection of fifty successful, real world case studies and projects, in which the author has been involved during the last twenty-five years, including commercial wind turbines, wastewater treatment plants, power systems, satellites with flexible appendages, spacecraft, large radio telescopes, and industrial manufacturing systems. Furthermore, the book presents problems and projects with the popular QFT Control Toolbox (QFTCT) for MATLAB, which was developed by the author.

Mathematical Control Theory II

Behavioral Systems and Robust Control
Author: Madhu N. Belur,M. Kanat Camlibel,Paolo Rapisarda,Jacquelien M.A. Scherpen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319210033
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 255
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This treatment of modern topics related to mathematical systems theory forms the proceedings of a workshop, Mathematical Systems Theory: From Behaviors to Nonlinear Control, held at the University of Groningen in July 2015. The workshop celebrated the work of Professors Arjan van der Schaft and Harry Trentelman, honouring their 60th Birthdays. The second volume of this two-volume work covers a variety of topics related to behavioral systems and robust control. After giving a detailed account of the state-of the art in the related topic, each chapter presents new results and discusses new directions. As such, this volume provides a broad picture of the theory of behavioral systems and robust control for scientists and engineers with an interest in the interdisciplinary field of systems and control theory. The reader will benefit from the expert participants’ ideas on exciting new approaches to control and system theory and their predictions of future directions for the subject that were discussed at the workshop.

A Course in Robust Control Theory

A Convex Approach
Author: Geir E. Dullerud,Fernando Paganini
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475732902
Category: Mathematics
Page: 419
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During the 90s robust control theory has seen major advances and achieved a new maturity, centered around the notion of convexity. The goal of this book is to give a graduate-level course on this theory that emphasizes these new developments, but at the same time conveys the main principles and ubiquitous tools at the heart of the subject. Its pedagogical objectives are to introduce a coherent and unified framework for studying the theory, to provide students with the control-theoretic background required to read and contribute to the research literature, and to present the main ideas and demonstrations of the major results. The book will be of value to mathematical researchers and computer scientists, graduate students planning to do research in the area, and engineering practitioners requiring advanced control techniques.

Robust control


Author: Peter Dorato,IEEE Communications Society
Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 519
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Optimal and Robust Scheduling for Networked Control Systems


Author: Stefano Longo,Tingli Su,Guido Herrmann,Phil Barber
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466569557
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 280
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Optimal and Robust Scheduling for Networked Control Systems tackles the problem of integrating system components—controllers, sensors, and actuators—in a networked control system. It is common practice in industry to solve such problems heuristically, because the few theoretical results available are not comprehensive and cannot be readily applied by practitioners. This book offers a solution to the deterministic scheduling problem that is based on rigorous control theoretical tools but also addresses practical implementation issues. Helping to bridge the gap between control theory and computer science, it suggests that the consideration of communication constraints at the design stage will significantly improve the performance of the control system. Technical Results, Design Techniques, and Practical Applications The book brings together well-known measures for robust performance as well as fast stochastic algorithms to assist designers in selecting the best network configuration and guaranteeing the speed of offline optimization. The authors propose a unifying framework for modelling NCSs with time-triggered communication and present technical results. They also introduce design techniques, including for the codesign of a controller and communication sequence and for the robust design of a communication sequence for a given controller. Case studies explore the use of the FlexRay TDMA and time-triggered control area network (CAN) protocols in an automotive control system. Practical Solutions to Your Time-Triggered Communication Problems This unique book develops ready-to-use engineering tools for large-scale control system integration with a focus on robustness and performance. It emphasizes techniques that are directly applicable to time-triggered communication problems in the automotive industry and in avionics, robotics, and automated manufacturing.

Robust Control of Linear Descriptor Systems


Author: Yu Feng,Mohamed Yagoubi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811036772
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 142
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This book develops original results regarding singular dynamic systems following two different paths. The first consists of generalizing results from classical state-space cases to linear descriptor systems, such as dilated linear matrix inequality (LMI) characterizations for descriptor systems and performance control under regulation constraints. The second is a new path, which considers descriptor systems as a powerful tool for conceiving new control laws, understanding and deciphering some controller’s architecture and even homogenizing different—existing—ways of obtaining some new and/or known results for state-space systems. The book also highlights the comprehensive control problem for descriptor systems as an example of using the descriptor framework in order to transform a non-standard control problem into a classic stabilization control problem. In another section, an accurate solution is derived for the sensitivity constrained linear optimal control also using the descriptor framework. The book is intended for graduate and postgraduate students, as well as researchers in the field of systems and control theory.

Robust Control Design for Active Driver Assistance Systems

A Linear-Parameter-Varying Approach
Author: Péter Gáspár,Zoltán Szabó,József Bokor,Balazs Nemeth
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319461265
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 293
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This monograph focuses on control methods that influence vehicle dynamics to assist the driver in enhancing passenger comfort, road holding, efficiency and safety of transport, etc., while maintaining the driver’s ability to override that assistance. On individual-vehicle-component level the control problem is formulated and solved by a unified modelling and design method provided by the linear parameter varying (LPV) framework. The global behaviour desired is achieved by a judicious interplay between the individual components, guaranteed by an integrated control mechanism. The integrated control problem is also formalized and solved in the LPV framework. Most important among the ideas expounded in the book are: application of the LPV paradigm in the modelling and control design methodology; application of the robust LPV design as a unified framework for setting control tasks related to active driver assistance; formulation and solution proposals for the integrated vehicle control problem; proposal for a reconfigurable and fault-tolerant control architecture; formulation and solution proposals for the plug-and-play concept; detailed case studies. Robust Control Design for Active Vehicle Assistance Systems will be of interest to academic researchers and graduate students interested in automotive control and to control and mechanical engineers working in the automotive industry. Advances in Industrial Control aims to report and encourage the transfer of technology in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology has an impact on all areas of the control discipline. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of new work in all aspects of industrial control.

Control Systems Design 2003 (CSD '03)

A Proceedings Volume from the 2nd IFAC Conference, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 7-10 September 2003
Author: Štefan Kozák,M. Huba
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080441757
Category: Science
Page: 562
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The material presented in this volume represents current ideas, knowledge, experience and research results in various fields of control system design.

Advances in Electronic Engineering, Communication and Management Vol.2

Proceedings of the EECM 2011 International Conference on Electronic Engineering, Communication and Management, held December 24-25, 2011, Beijing, China
Author: David Jin,Sally Lin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642272967
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 721
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This volume presents the main results of 2011 International Conference on Electronic Engineering, Communication and Management (EECM2011) held December 24-25, 2011, Beijing China. The EECM2011 is an integrated conference providing a valuable opportunity for researchers, scholars and scientists to exchange their ideas face to face together. The main focus of the EECM 2011 and the present 2 volumes “Advances in Electronic Engineering, Communication and Management” is on Power Engineering, Electrical engineering applications, Electrical machines, as well as Communication and Information Systems Engineering. This volume presents the main results of 2011 International Conference on Electronic Engineering, Communication and Management (EECM2011) held December 24-25, 2011, Beijing China. The EECM2011 is an integrated conference providing a valuable opportunity for researchers, scholars and scientists to exchange their ideas face to face together. The main focus of the EECM 2011 and the present 2 volumes “Advances in Electronic Engineering, Communication and Management” is on Power Engineering, Electrical engineering applications, Electrical machines, as well as Communication and Information Systems Engineering.

Robust Control Design with MATLAB®


Author: Da-Wei Gu,Petko H. Petkov,Mihail M Konstantinov
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1846280915
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 389
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Shows readers how to exploit the capabilities of the MATLAB® Robust Control and Control Systems Toolboxes to the fullest using practical robust control examples.

Robust Control Systems with Genetic Algorithms


Author: Mo Jamshidi,Renato A. Krohling,Leandro dos S. Coelho,Peter J. Fleming
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420058347
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 232
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In recent years, new paradigms have emerged to replace-or augment-the traditional, mathematically based approaches to optimization. The most powerful of these are genetic algorithms (GA), inspired by natural selection, and genetic programming, an extension of GAs based on the optimization of symbolic codes. Robust Control Systems with Genetic Algorithms builds a bridge between genetic algorithms and the design of robust control systems. After laying a foundation in the basics of GAs and genetic programming, it demonstrates the power of these new tools for developing optimal robust controllers for linear control systems, optimal disturbance rejection controllers, and predictive and variable structure control. It also explores the application of hybrid approaches: how to enhance genetic algorithms and programming with fuzzy logic to design intelligent control systems. The authors consider a variety of applications, such as the optimal control of robotic manipulators, flexible links and jet engines, and illustrate a multi-objective, genetic algorithm approach to the design of robust controllers with a gasification plant case study. The authors are all masters in the field and clearly show the effectiveness of GA techniques. Their presentation is your first opportunity to fully explore this cutting-edge approach to robust optimal control system design and exploit its methods for your own applications.

Modern Control System Theory and Design


Author: Stanley M. Shinners
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471249061
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 720
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A comprehensive treatment of control systems, integrating classical and modern theories while promoting an interactive computer based approach to design solutions. Contains many practical examples.

Advances in Information Technology and Education

International Conference, CSE 2011, Qingdao, China, July 9-10, 2011, Proceedings
Author: Honghua Tan,Mark Zhou
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642224172
Category: Computers
Page: 605
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This two-volume set (CCIS 201 and CCIS 202) constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Science and Education, CSE 2011, held in Qingdao, China, in July 2011. The 164 revised full papers presented in both volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from a large number of submissions. The papers address a large number of research topics and applications: from artificial intelligence to computers and information technology; from education systems to methods research and other related issues; such as: database technology, computer architecture, software engineering, computer graphics, control technology, systems engineering, network, communication, and other advanced technology, computer education, and life-long education.