Semi-Autonomous Networks: Effective Control of Networked Systems through Protocols, Design, and Modeling By Airlie Chapman
2015 | 220 Pages | ISBN: 331915009X | PDF | 4 MB
This thesis analyzes and explores the design of controlled networked dynamic systems – dubbed semi-autonomous networks. The work approaches the problem of effective control of semi-autonomous networks from three fronts: protocols which are run on individual agents in the network; the network interconnection topology design; and efficient modeling of these often large-scale networks. The author extended the popular consensus protocol to advection and nonlinear consensus. The network redesign algorithms are supported by a game-theoretic and an online learning regret analysis.