Disturbance propagation in large interconnected systems

Pete Seiler, Aniruddha Pant, Karl Hedrick

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This paper will focus on control of vehicle strings and the theoretical issues arising from this problem. The key result is that a control structure where each vehicle uses only information about its predecessor is fundamentally sensitive to disturbances. Specifically, small disturbances acting on one vehicle can propagate and have a large effect on another vehicle. A similar, though less general, result is derived for a control structure where each vehicle looks at both neighbors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1062-1067
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the American Control Conference
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 American Control Conference - Anchorage, AK, United States
Duration: May 8 2002May 10 2002

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