The standard parts problem and the complexity of control communication

@article{Baillieul2009TheSP,
  title={The standard parts problem and the complexity of control communication},
  author={John Baillieul and Wing Shing Wong},
  journal={Proceedings of the 48h IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) held jointly with 2009 28th Chinese Control Conference},
  year={2009},
  pages={2723-2728}
}
The objective of the standard parts optimal control problem is to find a number, m, of control inputs to a given input-output system that can be used in different combinations to achieve a certain number, n, of output objectives and to do this in such a way that a specified figure-of-merit measuring the average cost of control is minimized. The problem is especially interesting when m is significantly less than n. Distributed optimization problems of this type arise naturally in connection with… CONTINUE READING
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