Robust Control System Networks

Author: Ralph Langner
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.

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.

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.

Differential Neural Networks for Robust Nonlinear Control

Author: Alexander S Poznyak
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814491020
Release Date: 2001-09-28
Genre: Computers

This book deals with continuous time dynamic neural networks theory applied to the solution of basic problems in robust control theory, including identification, state space estimation (based on neuro-observers) and trajectory tracking. The plants to be identified and controlled are assumed to be a priori unknown but belonging to a given class containing internal unmodelled dynamics and external perturbations as well. The error stability analysis and the corresponding error bounds for different problems are presented. The effectiveness of the suggested approach is illustrated by its application to various controlled physical systems (robotic, chaotic, chemical, etc.). Contents:Theoretical Study:Neural Networks StructuresNonlinear System Identification: Differential LearningSliding Mode Identification: Algebraic LearningNeural State EstimationPassivation via Neuro ControlNeuro Trajectory TrackingNeurocontrol Applications:Neural Control for ChaosNeuro Control for Robot ManipulatorsIdentification of Chemical ProcessesNeuro Control for Distillation ColumnGeneral Conclusions and Future WorkAppendices:Some Useful Mathematical FactsElements of Qualitative Theory of ODELocally Optimal Control and Optimization Readership: Graduate students, researchers, academics/lecturers and industrialists in neural networks. Keywords:Dynamic Neural Networks;System Identification;State Estimation;Adaptive Control;Robust Control;Sliding Mode;Chaos Identification and Control;Chemical Process;Lyapunov Method;StabilityReviews:“This book is the result of many years of research and publications by the authors. Overall, it is a good one that could benefit the researchers and practitioners in the field of intelligent nonlinear control systems. Design methods and analytical results are well presented and substantiated by closely-related simulation examples and engineering applications. It is a very good addition to the libraries of those interested in the subject. It is also qualified to be used as a postgraduate-level reference.”International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems

Author: Peng Cheng
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498734745
Release Date: 2016-03-23
Genre: Computers

Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems: From the Viewpoint of Close-Loop provides a comprehensive technical guide on up-to-date new secure defending theories and technologies, novel design, and systematic understanding of secure architecture with practical applications. The book consists of 10 chapters, which are divided into three parts. The first three chapters extensively introduce secure state estimation technologies, providing a systematic presentation on the latest progress in security issues regarding state estimation. The next five chapters focus on the design of secure feedback control technologies in industrial control systems, displaying an extraordinary difference from that of traditional secure defending approaches from the viewpoint of network and communication. The last two chapters elaborate on the systematic secure control architecture and algorithms for various concrete application scenarios. The authors provide detailed descriptions on attack model and strategy analysis, intrusion detection, secure state estimation and control, game theory in closed-loop systems, and various cyber security applications. The book is useful to anyone interested in secure theories and technologies for industrial control systems.

Control Systems Engineering

Author: I.J. Nagrath
Publisher: New Age International
ISBN: 9788122417753
Release Date: 2006-01-01

The Book Provides An Integrated Treatment Of Continuous-Time And Discrete-Time Systems For Two Courses At Undergraduate Level Or One Course At Postgraduate Level. The Stress Is On The Interdisciplinary Nature Of The Subject And Examples Have Been Drawn From Various Engineering Disciplines To Illustrate The Basic System Concepts. A Strong Emphasis Is Laid On Modeling Of Practical Systems Involving Hardware; Control Components Of A Wide Variety Are Comprehensively Covered. Time And Frequency Domain Techniques Of Analysis And Design Of Control Systems Have Been Exhaustively Treated And Their Interrelationship Established.Adequate Breadth And Depth Is Made Available For A Second Course. The Coverage Includes Digital Control Systems: Analysis, Stability And Classical Design; State Variables For Both Continuous-Time And Discrete-Time Systems; Observers And Pole-Placement Design; Liapunov Stability; Optimal Control; And Recent Advances In Control Systems: Adaptive Control, Fuzzy Logic Control, Neural Network Control.Salient Features * State Variables Concept Introduced Early In Chapter 2 * Examples And Problems Around Obsolete Technology Updated. New Examples Added * Robotics Modeling And Control Included * Pid Tuning Procedure Well Explained And Illustrated * Robust Control Introduced In A Simple And Easily Understood Style * State Variable Formulation And Design Simplified And Generalizations Built On Examples * Digital Control; Both Classical And Modern Approaches, Covered In Depth * A Chapter On Adaptive, Fuzzy Logic And Neural Network Control, Amenable To Undergraduate Level Use, Included * An Appendix On Matlab With Examples From Time And Frequency Domain Analysis And Design, Included

Artificial Neural Networks for Modelling and Control of Non Linear Systems

Author: Johan A.K. Suykens
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0792396782
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Computers

Artificial neural networks possess several properties that make them particularly attractive for applications to modelling and control of complex non-linear systems. This volume discusses the properties as well as the applications of artificial neural netw