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In this paper, the problem of synthesizing a distributed controller from data is considered, with the objective to optimize a model-reference control criterion. We establish an explicit ideal distributed controller that solves the model- reference control problem for a structured reference model. On the basis of input-output data collected from the interconnected system, a virtual experiment setup is constructed which leads to a network identification problem. We formulate a prediction-error identification criterion that has the same global optimum as the model-reference criterion, when the controller class contains the ideal distributed controller. The developed distributed controller synthesis method is illustrated on an academic example network of nine subsystems and the influence of the controller interconnection structure on the achieved closed-loop performance is analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2020)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-7447-1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2021
Event59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2020) - Virtual, Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 14 Dec 202018 Dec 2020
Conference number: 59

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
ISSN (Print)0743-1546
ISSN (Electronic)2576-2370


Conference59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2020)
Abbreviated titleCDC
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityVirtual, Jeju Island
Internet address


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