Robust Control System Networks

Author: Ralph Langner
Publisher:
ISBN: 1606503006
Release Date: 2011-08-15
Genre: Computers

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
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781848826786
Release Date: 2009-07-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

"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.

Optimal and Robust Control

Author: Luigi Fortuna
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466501911
Release Date: 2012-02-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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 of Time delay Systems

Author: Qing-Chang Zhong
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781846282652
Release Date: 2006-05-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Mathematical Control Theory II

Author: Madhu N. Belur
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319210032
Release Date: 2015-07-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Stability Analysis and Robust Control of Time Delay Systems

Author: Min Wu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642030376
Release Date: 2010-11-04
Genre: Science

"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.

Robust Control Systems with Genetic Algorithms

Author: Mo Jamshidi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849312519
Release Date: 2002-10-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

A Course in Robust Control Theory

Author: Geir E. Dullerud
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781475732900
Release Date: 2013-03-14
Genre: Mathematics

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.

Networked Control Systems

Author: Fei-Yue Wang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781848002159
Release Date: 2008-06-17
Genre: Computers

Networked control systems (NCS) confer advantages of cost reduction, system diagnosis and flexibility, minimizing wiring and simplifying the addition and replacement of individual elements; efficient data sharing makes taking globally intelligent control decisions easier with NCS. The applications of NCS range from the large scale of factory automation and plant monitoring to the smaller networks of computers in modern cars, places and autonomous robots. Networked Control Systems presents recent results in stability and robustness analysis and new developments related to networked fuzzy and optimal control. Many chapters contain case-studies, experimental, simulation or other application-related work showing how the theories put forward can be implemented. The state-of-the art research reported in this volume by an international team of contributors makes it an essential reference for researchers and postgraduate students in control, electrical, computer and mechanical engineering and computer science.

Nonlinear Control of Dynamic Networks

Author: Tengfei Liu
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466584594
Release Date: 2014-04-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Significant progress has been made on nonlinear control systems in the past two decades. However, many of the existing nonlinear control methods cannot be readily used to cope with communication and networking issues without nontrivial modifications. For example, small quantization errors may cause the performance of a "well-designed" nonlinear control system to deteriorate. Motivated by the need for new tools to solve complex problems resulting from smart power grids, biological processes, distributed computing networks, transportation networks, robotic systems, and other cutting-edge control applications, Nonlinear Control of Dynamic Networks tackles newly arising theoretical and real-world challenges for stability analysis and control design, including nonlinearity, dimensionality, uncertainty, and information constraints as well as behaviors stemming from quantization, data-sampling, and impulses. Delivering a systematic review of the nonlinear small-gain theorems, the text: Supplies novel cyclic-small-gain theorems for large-scale nonlinear dynamic networks Offers a cyclic-small-gain framework for nonlinear control with static or dynamic quantization Contains a combination of cyclic-small-gain and set-valued map designs for robust control of nonlinear uncertain systems subject to sensor noise Presents a cyclic-small-gain result in directed graphs and distributed control of nonlinear multi-agent systems with fixed or dynamically changing topology Based on the authors’ recent research, Nonlinear Control of Dynamic Networks provides a unified framework for robust, quantized, and distributed control under information constraints. Suggesting avenues for further exploration, the book encourages readers to take into consideration more communication and networking issues in control designs to better handle the arising challenges.

Robust Control Engineering

Author: Mario Garcia-Sanz
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781315394978
Release Date: 2017-06-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Robust Control of Linear Systems and Nonlinear Control

Author: M. A. Kaashoek
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461244844
Release Date: 2013-03-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This volume is the second of the three volume publication containing the proceedings of the 1989 International Symposium on the Mathemat ical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS-89), which was held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 19-23, 1989 The International Symposia MTNS focus attention on problems from system and control theory, circuit theory and signal processing, which, in general, require application of sophisticated mathematical tools, such as from function and operator theory, linear algebra and matrix theory, differential and algebraic geometry. The interaction between advanced mathematical methods and practical engineering problems of circuits, systems and control, which is typical for MTNS, turns out to be most effective and is, as these proceedings show, a continuing source of exciting advances. The second volume contains invited papers and a large selection of other symposium presentations in the vast area of robust and nonlinear control. Modern developments in robust control and H-infinity theory, for finite as well as for infinite dimensional systems, are presented. A large part of the volume is devoted to nonlinear control. Special atten tion is paid to problems in robotics. Also the general theory of nonlinear and infinite dimensional systems is discussed. A couple of papers deal with problems of stochastic control and filterina. vi Preface The titles of the two other volumes are: Realization and Modelling in System Theory (volume 1) and Signal Processing, Scattering and Operator Theory, and Numerical Methods (volume 3).

Robust Control for Nonlinear Time Delay Systems

Author: Changchun Hua
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789811051319
Release Date: 2017-07-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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: 0824703278
Release Date: 2000-01-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Linear Systems

Author: Alok Sinha
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0849392179
Release Date: 2007-01-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Balancing rigorous theory with practical applications, Linear Systems: Optimal and Robust Control explains the concepts behind linear systems, optimal control, and robust control and illustrates these concepts with concrete examples and problems. Developed as a two-course book, this self-contained text first discusses linear systems, including controllability, observability, and matrix fraction description. Within this framework, the author develops the ideas of state feedback control and observers. He then examines optimal control, stochastic optimal control, and the lack of robustness of linear quadratic Gaussian (LQG) control. The book subsequently presents robust control techniques and derives H∞ control theory from the first principle, followed by a discussion of the sliding mode control of a linear system. In addition, it shows how a blend of sliding mode control and H∞ methods can enhance the robustness of a linear system. By learning the theories and algorithms as well as exploring the examples in Linear Systems: Optimal and Robust Control, students will be able to better understand and ultimately better manage engineering processes and systems.