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Informal Systems Seminar (ISS), Centre for Intelligent Machines (CIM) and Groupe d'Etudes et de Recherche en Analyse des Decisions (GERAD)

Decentralized Control over Unreliable Communication Links

Ashutosh Nayyar
Department of Electrical Engineering University of Southern California

November 23, 2018 at  11:00 AM
McConnell Engineering Room 437

Decentralized control problems have been a topic of significant research interest due to their relevance to multi-agent systems and large-scale distributed systems.The design of optimal decentralized control strategies has been investigated under various models for inter-controller communication such as graph-based communication models and communication with delays. A common feature of much of the prior work is that the underlying communication structure of the decentralized system is assumed to be fixed and unchanging. For example, several works assume a fixed communication graph among controllers whose edges describe perfect communication links between controllers. Similarly, when the communication graph incorporates delays, the delays are assumed to be fixed and known.