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Controls for unstable structures
Author(s): Oliver Guenther; Tad Hogg; Bernardo A. Huberman
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Paper Abstract

We study the behavior of several organizations for a market based distributed control of unstable physical systems and show how a hierarchical organization is a reasonable compromise between rapid local responses with simple communication and the use of global knowledge. We also introduce a new control organization, the multihierarchy, and show that is uses less power than a hierarchy in achieving stability. The multihierarchy also has a position invariant response that can control disturbances at the appropriate scale and location.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3039, Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures, (13 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.276594
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Oliver Guenther, Xerox Palo Alto Research Ctr. (United States)
Tad Hogg, Xerox Palo Alto Research Ctr. (United States)
Bernardo A. Huberman, Xerox Palo Alto Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3039:
Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures
Vasundara V. Varadan; Jagdish Chandra, Editor(s)

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