Lunch colloquium M. Verhaegen

18 September 2019 12:30 till 13:30 - Location: instruction room K, 3me - By: DCSC

"A Tree of Model Classes for the identification of Dynamic Network Systems (DNS)"

Distributed system have been widely investigated in the Systems and Control Literature since the start of the new millenium. This especially from the perspective of control engineering. On the level of system identification the literature is much less developed. In this lecture an overview will be given of a three of model classes that on the one hand can be used for efficient control design and on the other hand for efficient system identification methodology development. As such these models fit in the framework of identification for distributed control. The three has three layers of models. The first “outside” layer (recognisable from a control engineering perspective) are the models that require knowledge of the topology of the network of dynamic systems. The second layer in the "middle of the three” does consider this knowledge about network topology missing but makes use of regular sensor (and actuator) networks for data collection. In most scenarios in this second layer the systems relating these signals are also not physical but virtual. For the third layer deep inside the crown of the three both the knowledge of the network topology as well as the regularity of the sensor network is missing.