On Separable Quadratic Lyapunov Functions for Convex Design of Distributed Controllers

11 Mar 2019  ·  Furieri Luca, Zheng Yang, Papachristodoulou Antonis, Kamgarpour Maryam ·

We consider the problem of designing a stabilizing and optimal static controller with a pre-specified sparsity pattern. Since this problem is NP-hard in general, it is necessary to resort to approximation approaches... In this paper, we characterize a class of convex restrictions of this problem that are based on designing a separable quadratic Lyapunov function for the closed-loop system. This approach generalizes previous results based on optimizing over diagonal Lyapunov functions, thus allowing for improved feasibility and performance. Moreover, we suggest a simple procedure to compute favourable structures for the Lyapunov function yielding high-performance distributed controllers. Numerical examples validate our results. read more

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