Tamás Keviczky

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We consider a set of identical decoupled dynamical systems and a control problem where the performance index couples the behavior of the systems. The coupling is described through a communication graph where each system is a node and the control action at each node is only function of its state and the states of its neighbors. A distributed control design(More)
We present a detailed study on the design of decentralized Receding Horizon Control (RHC) schemes for decoupled systems. We formulate an optimal control problem for a set of dynamically decoupled systems where the cost function and constraints couple the dynamical behavior of the systems. The coupling is described through a graph where each system is a node(More)
In this paper we propose a subgradient method for solving coupled optimization problems in a distributed way given restrictions on the communication topology. The iterative procedure maintains local variables at each node and relies on local subgradient updates in combination with a consensus process. The local subgradient steps are applied simultaneously(More)
We propose a distributed optimization algorithm for mixed L1/L2-norm optimization based on accelerated gradient methods using dual decomposition. The algorithm achieves convergence rate O( 1 k ), where k is the iteration number, which significantly improves the convergence rates of existing duality-based distributed optimization algorithms that achieve O( 1(More)
Distributed linear estimation theory has received increased attention in recent years due to several promising industrial applications. Distributed nonlinear estimation, however is still a relatively unexplored field despite the need in numerous practical situations for techniques that can handle nonlinearities. This paper presents a unified way of(More)
This paper describes the application of a novel methodology for high-level control and coordination of autonomous vehicle teams and its demonstration on high-fidelity models of the organic air vehicle developed at Honeywell Laboratories. The scheme employs decentralized receding horizon controllers that reside on each vehicle to achieve coordination among(More)
We present a hierarchical model predictive control approach for large-scale systems based on dual decomposition. The proposed scheme allows coupling in both dynamics and constraints between the subsystems and generates a primal feasible solution within a finite number of iterations, using primal averaging and a constraint tightening approach. The primal(More)
We present an iterative distributed version of Han’s parallel method for convex optimization that can be used for distributed model predictive control (DMPC) of industrial processes described by dynamically coupled linear systems. The underlying decomposition technique relies on Fenchel’s duality and allows subproblems to be solved using local(More)
We present a hierarchical computation approach for solving finite-time optimal control problems using operator splitting methods. The first split is performed over the time index and leads to as many subproblems as the length of the prediction horizon. Each subproblem is solved in parallel and further split into three by separating the objective from the(More)