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Author Arcak, Murat, author

Title Networks of dissipative systems : compositional certification of stability, performance, and safety / Murat Arcak, Chris Meissen, Andrew Packard
Published Cham : Springer, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (x, 102 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series SpringerBriefs in electrical and computer engineering, Control, automation and robotics, 2191-8112
SpringerBriefs in electrical and computer engineering. Control, automation and robotics. 2191-8112
Contents Brief Review of Dissipativity Theory -- Stability of Interconnected Systems -- Equilibrium Independent Stability Certification -- Case Studies -- From Stability to Performance and Safety -- Appendix: Sum of Squares Programming
Summary 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, allowing readers to reproduce the examples and become acquainted with the relevant software
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed March 7, 2016)
Subject Computer networks -- Management.
Automatic control.
Form Electronic book
Author Meissen, Chris, author
Packard, Andrew, author
ISBN 3319299271 (print)
331929928X (electronic bk.)
9783319299273 (print)
9783319299280 (electronic bk.)