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The cost-performance tradeoff problem associated with a multilayer control system for controlling a class of static, nonlinear, multivariable systems is considered. The multilayer control system has a number of layers of control functions each of which updates different subsets of the manipulated variables at different costs.
A favorable cost-performance tradeoff is achieved by determining at each control decision time which subset of the control variables is to be updated. In this paper, we present a mathematical model which describes the operation of the multilayer control system. Also we show that the problem of determining a decision rule (policy) which results in an optimal cost-performance tradeoff can be formulated as a problem in Markovian Decision Processes. Consequently, an optimal policy can be identified by solving a linear program.
In order to reduce the computational effort required for identifying the optimal policy, a class of parameterized policies is introduced based on a measure of deviation of the disturbance. This approach provides a designer with a practical method of determining a control policy which achieves a favorable cost-performance tradeoff.
An example is given for demonstrating a possible application to process control.
|Item Type:||Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)|
|Research Programs:||Management and Technology Area (MMT)|
|Depositing User:||IIASA Import|
|Date Deposited:||15 Jan 2016 01:42|
|Last Modified:||05 Nov 2016 21:16|
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