Accession Number : AD0763833

Title :   On the Decentralized Control of Large-Scale Systems,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Chong,Chee-Yee

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 157

Abstract : The decentralized control of stochastic large-scale systems is considered. Particular emphasis is given to control strategies which use decentralized information and can be computed in a decentralized manner. The deterministic constrained optimization problem is generalized to the stochastic case when each decision variable depends on different information and the constraint is only required to be satisfied on the average. For problems with a particular structure, a hierarchical decomposition is obtained. For the stochastic control of dynamic systems with different information sets, a new kind of optimzlity is proposed which exploits the coupled nature of the dynamic system. The subsystems are assumed to be uncoupled and then certain constraints are required to be satisfied, either in a off-line or on-line fashion. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING, DECISION THEORY, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), FEEDBACK, OPTIMIZATION, THESES

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE