PhD candidate, Universiti Sains Malaysia
A model-free distributed control policy is proposed for a consensus problem in a network of agents.
In this paper, a decentralized model-free consensus control is proposed for a network of nonlinear agents with unknown nonlinear dynamics, unknown process disturbances and white noise measurement disturbances. Here, the main purpose of control protocol is to first synchronize the states of all follower agents in the network to a leader and then track a reference trajectory in the systems state-space. Here, the leader has at least one information connection with one of the follower agents in the network. The design procedure includes adaptive laws for estimating the unknown linear and nonlinear terms of each agent’s dynamics. The estimation for nonlinear terms is in a model-free format. Moreover, a robust observer is designed to approximate the values of leader’s control parameters at the agents without connection to the leader. Another observer is incorporated to filter the noisy measurements of the system states. The entire design procedure is analysed successfully for the stability using Lyapunov stability theorem. Finally, the simulation results for application of the algorithm on a network of Duffing-Holmes chaotic systems are presented.
The proposed controller can be used and implemented in the network of aerial and ground mobile robots to handle cooperative tasks in surveillance, agriculture, urban management and lots of other things.
Abstract: In this brief, we propose a new data-driven model-free adaptive control (MFAC) method with dual radial basis function neural networks (RBFNNs) for a class of discrete-time nonlinear systems. The main novelty lies in that it provides a systematic design method for controller structure by the direct usage of I/O data, rather than using the first-principle model or offline identified plant model. The controller structure is determined by equivalent-dynamic-linearization representation of the ideal nonlinear controller, and the controller parameters are tuned by the pseudogradient information extracted from the I/O data of the plant, which can deal with the unknown nonlinear system. The stability of the closed-loop control system and the stability of the training process for RBFNNs are guaranteed by rigorous theoretical analysis. Meanwhile, the effectiveness and the applicability of the proposed method are further demonstrated by the numerical example and Aspen HYSYS simulation of distillation column in crude styrene produce process.
Pub.: 26 Feb '16, Pinned: 20 Sep '17
Abstract: In this paper, a novel data-driven model-free adaptive predictive control method based on lazy learning technique is proposed for a class of discrete-time single-input and single-output nonlinear systems. The feature of the proposed approach is that the controller is designed only using the input-output (I/O) measurement data of the system by means of a novel dynamic linearization technique with a new concept termed pseudogradient (PG). Moreover, the predictive function is implemented in the controller using a lazy-learning (LL)-based PG predictive algorithm, such that the controller not only shows good robustness but also can realize the effect of model-free adaptive prediction for the sudden change of the desired signal. Further, since the LL technique has the characteristic of database queries, both the online and offline I/O measurement data are fully and simultaneously utilized to real-time adjust the controller parameters during the control process. Moreover, the stability of the proposed method is guaranteed by rigorous mathematical analysis. Meanwhile, the numerical simulations and the laboratory experiments implemented on a practical three-tank water level control system both verify the effectiveness of the proposed approach.
Pub.: 24 May '16, Pinned: 20 Sep '17
Abstract: This paper investigates the data-driven consensus tracking problem for multiagent systems with both fixed communication topology and switching topology by utilizing a distributed model free adaptive control (MFAC) method. Here, agent's dynamics are described by unknown nonlinear systems and only a subset of followers can access the desired trajectory. The dynamical linearization technique is applied to each agent based on the pseudo partial derivative, and then, a distributed MFAC algorithm is proposed to ensure that all agents can track the desired trajectory. It is shown that the consensus error can be reduced for both time invariable and time varying desired trajectories. The main feature of this design is that consensus tracking can be achieved using only input-output data of each agent. The effectiveness of the proposed design is verified by simulation examples.
Pub.: 23 Mar '17, Pinned: 20 Sep '17
Abstract: In this paper, the inverse optimal approach is employed to design distributed consensus protocols that guarantee consensus and global optimality with respect to some quadratic performance indexes for identical linear systems on a directed graph. The inverse optimal theory is developed by introducing the notion of partial stability. As a result, the necessary and sufficient conditions for inverse optimality are proposed. By means of the developed inverse optimal theory, the necessary and sufficient conditions are established for globally optimal cooperative control problems on directed graphs. Basic optimal cooperative design procedures are given based on asymptotic properties of the resulting optimal distributed consensus protocols, and the multiagent systems can reach desired consensus performance (convergence rate and damping rate) asymptotically. Finally, two examples are given to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed methods.
Pub.: 13 Sep '14, Pinned: 20 Sep '17
Abstract: In this paper, we present a new model-free globalized dual heuristic dynamic programming (GDHP) approach for the discrete-time nonlinear zero-sum game problems. First, the online learning algorithm is proposed based on the GDHP method to solve the Hamilton-Jacobi-Isaacs equation associated with H∞ optimal regulation control problem. By setting backward one step of the definition of performance index, the requirement of system dynamics, or an identifier is relaxed in the proposed method. Then, three neural networks are established to approximate the optimal saddle point feedback control law, the disturbance law, and the performance index, respectively. The explicit updating rules for these three neural networks are provided based on the data generated during the online learning along the system trajectories. The stability analysis in terms of the neural network approximation errors is discussed based on the Lyapunov approach. Finally, two simulation examples are provided to show the effectiveness of the proposed method.
Pub.: 21 Jul '17, Pinned: 20 Sep '17
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