Network Layer Control System: Consensus-Based Control, Theoretical Results and Performance Issues

  • Sabato ManfrediEmail author
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In this chapter we formulate consensus-based algorithms operating at the network layer of the multilayer control system in Fig.  1.2. We first define the concept of bottleneck switches/router cooperation and then present a network queue fluid model of the heterogeneous sources accessing to multi-bottleneck network. Finally we formulate a consensus-based cooperative control law that: (i) stabilizes the network; (ii) balances the queue length at a specified set point value \(q_0\), reducing packet loss and improving link utilization; (iii) guarantees max–min fair allocation. The control algorithm can be implemented by end-to-end and hop-by-hop communication mechanism respectively over wired and wireless networks.


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  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering and Information TechnologyUniversity of Naples Federico IINaplesItaly

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