A hierarchical multi-agent dynamical system architecture for resilient control systems

Craig Rieger, Quanyan Zhu

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Abstract

Resilient control systems refers to the ones that maintain state awareness and an accepted level of operational normalcy in response to disturbances, including threats of an unexpected and malicious nature. In this paper, we propose a notional research philosophy and resulting framework based on a three-layer architecture of hierarchical multi-agent dynamic systems (HMADS). While a number of different alternatives have been proposed for distributed control system design, few provide the level of integration necessary to support claims of superior performance over traditional designs. We discuss multiple notional attributes associated with HMADS, namely, their functionalities, hardware independence and intelligence. We provide a framework for design of HMADS, and use power systems as a notional example as an illustration of the HMADS design philosophy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 6th International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems, ISRCS 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages6-12
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781479905034
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event2013 6th International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems, ISRCS 2013 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 13 2013Aug 15 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2013 6th International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems, ISRCS 2013

Other

Other2013 6th International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems, ISRCS 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period8/13/138/15/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Rieger, C., & Zhu, Q. (2013). A hierarchical multi-agent dynamical system architecture for resilient control systems. In Proceedings - 2013 6th International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems, ISRCS 2013 (pp. 6-12). [6623742] (Proceedings - 2013 6th International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems, ISRCS 2013). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISRCS.2013.6623742