Scalable and Distributed Control Laws for Network flow Optimization

Scalable and Distributed Control Laws for Network flow Optimization

Title : Scalable and Distributed Control Laws for Network flow Optimization
Authors :
Chen, Huigang
Baras, John, S.
Conference : 17th International Symposium on Mathematical Networks and Systems pp. 42-49
Date: July 24 - July 28, 2006

We investigate the design of scalable and distributed control laws for flow control in a large network – equivalently an optimization problem. We identify the implications of the desired “plug-and-play’ property of of such protocols and propose design principles upon which our algorithm should be built: the class of our algorithms must achieve little extra communication cost and global asymptotic stability. General structural properties of such algorithms are presented and we finally provide an algorithm which satisfies our design principles for a network with heterogeneous delays.

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