Passivity and Dissipativity as Design and Analysis Tools for Networked Control Systems

Doctoral Dissertation


In this dissertation, several control problems are studied that arise when passive or dissipative systems are interconnected and controlled over a communication network. Since communication networks can impact the systems’ stability and performance, there is a need to extend the results on control of passive or dissipative systems to networked configurations. We focus on addressing three problems in this thesis: the first problem is how to characterize the system’s passive or dissipative properties quantitatively; the second problem is how to preserve the passive or dissipative properties of the interconnected systems over the communication network; the third problem is how to reduce the communication rates between the interconnected systems while stability and certain control objectives can still be achieved. The problems studied in this thesis consider complex but common situations in networked control systems and their solutions represent a practical benefit to the way we design and analyze the studied control systems.


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  • etd-11272012-152358

Author Han Yu
Advisor Panos J. Antsaklis
Contributor Vijay Gupta, Committee Member
Contributor Hai Lin, Committee Member
Contributor Bill Goodwine, Committee Member
Contributor Panos J. Antsaklis, Committee Chair
Degree Level Doctoral Dissertation
Degree Discipline Electrical Engineering
Degree Name PhD
Defense Date
  • 2012-11-13

Submission Date 2012-11-27
  • United States of America

  • event-triggered control

  • passivity-based control

  • networked control systems

  • University of Notre Dame

  • English

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