Name: Rapidly-Deployable, Self-Tuning, Self-Reconfigurable, Nearly-Optimal Control Design For Large-Scale Nonlinear Systems
Funding_Authority: EU-FP7 COOPERATION
Coordinator: Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
Start_Date: 01/09/2010
End_Date: 30/11/2013
Duration(months): 39
UCY_Budget: 301,216
Principal_Investigator: Pitsillides Andreas


Partners: Centre For Research And Technology Hellas CERTH Greece, University Of Cyprus, UCY, Cyprus, The Pennsylvania State University PSU, United States, Afcon Software And Electronics Ltd Asel Israel, Sociedad Iberica De Construcciones Electricas Sa Sice Spain, Siemens Anonymos Etaireia Ilektrotechnikon Ergon Kai Proionton Sie Greece, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V Fibp Germany, Municipality Of Chania TCD, Greece The inability of existing theoretical and practical tools to scaleably and efficiently deal with the control of complex, uncertain and time-changing large-scale systems, not only leads to a effort-, time- and cost-consuming deployment of Large-Scale Control Systems (LSCSs), but also prohibits the wide application of LSCS in areas and applications where LSCSs could potentially have a tremendous effect in improving system efficiency and Quality of Services (QoS), reducing energy consumption and emissions, and improving the day-to-day quality of life. Based on recent advances of its partners on convex design for LSCSs and robust and efficient LSCS self-tuning, the AGILE project aims at developing and evaluating an integrated LSCS-design methodology, applicable to large-scale systems of arbitrary scale, heterogeneity and complexity and capable of providing pro-active, arbitrarily-close-to-optimal LSCS performance, being intrinsically self-tuneable, able to rapidly and efficiently optimize LSCS performance when short- medium- and long-time variations affect the large-scale system, providing efficient, rapid and safe fault-recovery and LSCS re-configuration, and, Achieving all the above, while being scalable and modular. To ease implementation and deployment of the AGILE system in existing open-architecture SCADA/DCS infrastructures, a set of open-source interfacing tools will be developed. The integrated LSCS design system to be developed within AGILE along with the interfaces will be extensively tested and evaluated into two real-life large-scale Test Cases (a 20-junction urban traffic network and a large-scale energy-controlled building) possessing a rich variety of design and performance characteristics, extremely complex nonlinear dynamics, highly stochastic effects, uncertainties and modeling errors, as well as reconfiguration and modular design requirements.

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