J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2013, 2(3), 409-423; doi:10.3390/jsan2030409
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Sufficiency of Local Feedback for Sensor-Actuator Network-Based Control Systems with Distance Sensitivity Properties

Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
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Received: 27 February 2013; in revised form: 24 May 2013 / Accepted: 25 June 2013 / Published: 3 July 2013
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Abstract: Timely dissemination of required state information poses a significant challenge in the design of distributed sensor/actuator network-based control systems. In this paper, distance sensitivity properties inherent in many sensor-actuator network-based control systems are exploited to establish conditions under which information within a bounded locality of each controller closely approximates optimal control based on knowledge of system-wide state information. By doing so, it is shown that optimal control in extremely large-scale distributed control systems can be achieved in O(1) time using information only within a fixed neighborhood around each controller, the size of which depends on the decay characteristics of the actuator influence matrix.
Keywords: distance-sensitive; distributed control; local feedback

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Kulathumani, V.; Lemon, B. Sufficiency of Local Feedback for Sensor-Actuator Network-Based Control Systems with Distance Sensitivity Properties. J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2013, 2, 409-423.

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Kulathumani V, Lemon B. Sufficiency of Local Feedback for Sensor-Actuator Network-Based Control Systems with Distance Sensitivity Properties. Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks. 2013; 2(3):409-423.

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Kulathumani, Vinod; Lemon, Bryan. 2013. "Sufficiency of Local Feedback for Sensor-Actuator Network-Based Control Systems with Distance Sensitivity Properties." J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2, no. 3: 409-423.

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