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On the stability of the Kuramoto model of coupled nonlinear oscillators
We provide an analysis of the classic Kuramoto model of coupled nonlinear oscillators that goes beyond the existing results for all-to-all networks of identical oscillators. Our work is applicable toExpand
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Optimal Control of Spatially Distributed Systems
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In this paper, we study the structural properties of optimal control of spatially distributed systems by analyzing the spatial structure of the solution to the corresponding operator. Expand
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Optimal Sparse Output Feedback Control Design: a Rank Constrained Optimization Approach
We consider the problem of optimal sparse output feedback controller synthesis for continuous linear time invariant systems when the feedback gain is static and subject to specified structuralExpand
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Fundamental limits on robustness measures in networks of interconnected systems
  • M. Siami, N. Motee
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
  • 1 December 2013
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We investigate robustness of interconnected dynamical networks with respect to external distributed stochastic disturbances. Expand
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Sparsity measures for spatially decaying systems
  • N. Motee, Q. Sun
  • Computer Science, Mathematics
  • American Control Conference
  • 14 February 2014
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We consider the omnipresent class of spatially decaying systems, where the sensing and controls is spatially distributed. Expand
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On decentralized optimal control and information structures
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A canonical decentralized optimal control problem with quadratic cost criteria can be cast as an LQR problem in which the stabilizing controller is restricted to lie in a constraint set. Expand
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Active magnetic bearing control with zero steady-state power loss
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In this paper, we address the problem of controlling an active magnetic bearing with reduced ohmic power losses by introducing an exponentially decaying bias flux in the nonlinear control law. Expand
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Fundamental Limits and Tradeoffs on Disturbance Propagation in Linear Dynamical Networks
  • M. Siami, N. Motee
  • Computer Science, Mathematics
  • IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
  • 6 March 2014
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We investigate performance deterioration in linear consensus networks subject to external stochastic disturbances. Expand
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Optimal partitioning in distributed model predictive control
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In this paper we develop algorithms for optimal partitioning of a distributed control system into subsystems of manageable size for which control actions are found using model predictive control (MPC) technology. Expand
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Growing Linear Dynamical Networks Endowed by Spectral Systemic Performance Measures
  • M. Siami, N. Motee
  • Computer Science, Mathematics
  • IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
  • 23 June 2017
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We propose an axiomatic approach for design and performance analysis of noisy linear consensus networks by introducing a notion of systemic performance measure. Expand
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