Journal of Process Control, Vol.75, 1-14, 2019
Time-varying partitioning for predictive control design: Density-games approach
The design of distributed optimization-based controllers for large-scale systems (LSSs) implies every time new challenges. The fact that LSSs are generally located throughout large geographical areas makes difficult the recollection of measurements and their transmission. In this regard, the communication network that is required for a centralized control approach might have high associated economic costs. Furthermore, the computation of a large amount of data implies a high computational burden to manage, process and use them in order to make decisions over the system operation. A plausible solution to mitigate the aforementioned issues associated with the control of LSSs consists in dividing this type of systems into smaller sub-systems able to be handled by independent local controllers. This paper studies two fundamental components of the design of distributed optimization-based controllers for LSSs, i.e., the system partitioning and distributed optimization algorithms. The design of distributed model predictive control (DMPC) strategies with a system partitioning and by using density-dependent population games (DDPG) is presented. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.