David A. Schoenwald

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—This paper describes how decentralized control theory can be used to analyze the control of multiple cooperative robotic vehicles. Models of cooperation are discussed and related to the input/output reachability, structural observability, and controllability of the entire system. Whereas decentralized control research in the past has concentrated on using(More)
Photovoltaic (PV) systems have caused residential and commercial building fires when an electrical arc fault initiates in the conduction path. Article 690.11 in the United States 2011 National Electrical Code requires new photovoltaic systems on or penetrating a building to include a listed arc fault protection device to prevent additional fires. In(More)
A utonomous unmanned vehicles (AUVs) have generated much interest in recent years due to their great promise for performing repetitive, dangerous, or information gathering tasks in hazardous or remote environments. The diversity of environments in which these vehicles must operate (space, air, water, ground, and combinations thereof) results in a wide(More)
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Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a next-generation agent-based economic 'laboratory' (N-ABLE) for analyzing the economic factors, feedbacks, and downstream effects of infrastructure interdependencies. N-ABLE is a simulation environment in which hundreds of thousands of individual economic actors simulate real-world manufacturing(More)
A system dynamics model is developed to describe how insurgency groups pursue funding for their operations and the choices they make in how they allocate these funds to maintain their operations and advance their causes. The model illustrates that the insurgent groups, under survival pressure, will seek necessary resources to continue their operations by(More)
With increasing renewable penetrations and advancements in power electronics associated with smart grid technologies, distributed control of the power grid is quickly becoming a necessity. Once communications are introduced into a control system, the impacts of latency and unreliable communications quickly become a priority. Vector Lyapunov techniques are(More)