Daniele Bernardini

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The need for reduced-order approximations of dynamical systems emerges naturally in model-based control of very large-scale systems, such as those arising from the discretisation of partial differential equation models. The controller based on the reduced-order model, when in closed-loop with the large-scale system, ought to endow certain properties, in(More)
This paper investigates stochastic stabilization procedures based on quadratic and piecewise linear Lyapunov functions for discrete-time linear systems affected by multiplicative disturbances and subject to linear constraints on inputs and states. A stochastic model predictive control (SMPC) design approach is proposed to optimize closed-loop performance(More)
In this paper, we study the stability of Networked Control Systems (NCSs) that are subject to time-varying transmission intervals, time-varying transmission delays, packetdropouts and communication constraints. Communication constraints impose that, per transmission, only one sensor or actuator node can access the network and send its information. Which(More)
In this paper we propose a stochastic model predictive control (MPC) formulation based on scenario generation for linear systems affected by discrete multiplicative disturbances. By separating the problems of (1) stochastic performance, and (2) stochastic stabilization and robust constraints fulfillment of the closed-loop system, we aim at obtaining a less(More)
This paper proposes to decouple performance optimization and enforcement of asymptotic convergence in Model Predictive Control (MPC) so that convergence to a given terminal set is achieved independently of how much performance is optimized at each sampling step. By embedding an explicit decreasing condition in the MPC constraints and thanks to a novel and(More)
In this paper we advocate the use of stochastic model predictive control (SMPC) for improving the performance of powertrain control algorithms, by optimally controlling the complex system composed of driver and vehicle. While the powertrain is modeled as the deterministic component of the dynamics, the driver behavior is represented as a stochastic system(More)