Estimation & control in spatially distributed cyber physical systems

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dc.contributor.author Deshmukh, Siddharth
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-26T16:05:40Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-26T16:05:40Z
dc.date.issued 2013-04-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/15635
dc.description.abstract A cyber physical system (CPS) is an intelligent integration of computation and communication infrastructure for monitoring and/or control of an underlying physical system. In this dissertation, we consider a specific class of CPS architectures where state of the system is spatially distributed in physical space. Examples that fit this category of CPS include, smart distribution gird, smart highway/transportation network etc. We study state estimation and control process in such systems where, (1) multiple sensors and actuators are arbitrarily deployed to jointly sense and control the system; (2) sensors directly communicate their observations to a central estimation and control unit (ECU) over communication links; and, (3) the ECU, on computing the control action, communicates control actions to actuators over communication links. Since communication links are susceptible to random failures, the overall estimation and control process is subjected to: (1) partial observation updates in estimation process; and (2) partial actuator actions in control process. We analyze stochastic stability of estimation and control process, in this scenario by establishing the conditions under which estimation accuracy and deviation from desired state trajectory is bounded. Our key contribution is the derivation of a new fundamental result on bounds for critical probabilities of individual communication link failure to maintain stability of overall system. The overall analysis illustrates that there is trade-off between stability of estimation and control process and quality of underlying communication network. In order to demonstrate practical implication of our work, we also present a case study in smart distribution grid as a system example of spatially distributed CPSs. Voltage/VAR support via distributed generators is studied in a stochastic nonlinear control framework. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Energy grant #: DE-EEC0000555 en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Kalman filter en_US
dc.subject Linear quadratic control en_US
dc.subject Cyber-physical system en_US
dc.subject Stochastic stability en_US
dc.title Estimation & control in spatially distributed cyber physical systems en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy en_US
dc.description.level Doctoral en_US
dc.description.department Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering en_US
dc.description.advisor Balasubramaniam Natarajan en_US
dc.subject.umi Electrical Engineering (0544) en_US
dc.date.published 2013 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US


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