Self-organizing control of networked systems

René Schuh

ISBN 978-3-8325-4540-6
439 pages, year of publication: 2017
price: 59.50 €
Self-organizing control of networked systems
This thesis presents a novel distributed control paradigm for networked control systems in which the local control units of the subsystems exchange information, whenever this is necessary to fulfill an overall control aim. The local control units act in a self-organized way, which means that they adapt their communication structure depending on the current situation of the subsystems based on locally available information only.

A new controller structure is proposed. The local control units are divided into three components fulfilling universal tasks to generate a situation-dependent communication structure: The feedback unit performs a local feedback by using local measurements to fulfill basic performance requirements. The observation unit detects the current situation of the subsystem by evaluating locally available information. The decision unit decides about the transmission of information from the corresponding subsystem to other local control units.

Two self-organizing controllers for physically interconnected systems in which the local control units adapt the communication among each other depending on the current disturbances are introduced. Furthermore, three novel self-organizing controllers for synchronizing multi-agent systems within leader-follower structures by adapting the communication structure to situations like set-point changes, disturbances and communication faults are proposed. The concepts are applied in order to control a water supply system and a robot formation.

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Table of contents (PDF)


  • Networked control systems
  • Switched systems
  • Controller design
  • Self-organizing control


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