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Networks of Dissipative Systems

Compositional Certification of Stability, Performance, and Safety

Authors: Arcak, Murat, Meissen, Chris, Packard, Andrew

  • Proposes a pioneering new approach to certifying stability and performance in large-scale networked systems with a pedagogical and concise summary
  • Demonstrates the applicability of theoretical methods using illustrative case studies
  • Enables readers to learn from and reproduce mathematical examples by providing the necessary code
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This book addresses a major problem for today’s large-scale networked systems: certification of the required stability and performance properties using analytical and computational models. On the basis of illustrative case studies, it demonstrates the applicability of theoretical methods to biological networks, vehicle fleets, and Internet congestion control. Rather than tackle the network as a whole —an approach that severely limits the ability of existing methods to cope with large numbers of physical components— the book develops a compositional approach that derives network-level guarantees from key structural properties of the components and their interactions. The foundational tool in this approach is the established dissipativity theory, which is reviewed in the first chapter and supplemented with modern computational techniques. The book blends this theory with the authors’ recent research efforts at a level that is accessible to graduate students and practising engineers familiar with only the most basic nonlinear systems concepts. Code associated with the numerical examples can be downloaded at extras.springer.com, allowing readers to reproduce the examples and become acquainted with the relevant software.

About the authors

Murat Arcak is a professor at U.C. Berkeley in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department. His research is in dynamical systems and control theory with applications to synthetic biology, multi-agent systems, and transportation. He received the Donald P. Eckman Award from the American Automatic Control Council in 2006, the Control and Systems Theory Prize from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in 2007, and the Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize from the IEEE Control Systems Society in 2014. He is a member of SIAM and a fellow of IEEE.

Chris Meissen is a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering at U.C. Berkeley, under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Packard and Dr. Murat Arcak. His research interests include nonlinear dynamical system analysis, robust and nonlinear control theory, and large-scale optimization.  Prior to starting the Ph.D. program he worked in automotive industry and software development.

Andrew Packard is a professor at U.C. Berkeley in the Mechanical Engineering Department. His research covers robust control, quantitative nonlinear systems analysis, and optimization. He is an author of the Robust Control toolbox distributed by Mathworks. The Meyer sound X-10 loudspeaker utilizes novel feedback control circuitry developed by his  research group. He is a recipient of the campus Distinguished Teaching Award, the 1995 Eckman Award, the 2005 IEEE Control System Technology Award, and a 2007 IEEE Fellow.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Brief Review of Dissipativity Theory

    Arcak, Murat (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Stability of Interconnected Systems

    Arcak, Murat (et al.)

    Pages 13-21

  • Equilibrium Independent Stability Certification

    Arcak, Murat (et al.)

    Pages 23-28

  • Case Studies

    Arcak, Murat (et al.)

    Pages 29-39

  • From Stability to Performance and Safety

    Arcak, Murat (et al.)

    Pages 41-48

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29928-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29927-3
  • with online files
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Networks of Dissipative Systems
Book Subtitle
Compositional Certification of Stability, Performance, and Safety
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Control, Automation and Robotics
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29928-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29928-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-29927-3
Series ISSN
2192-6786
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 102
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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