Print Email Facebook Twitter Construction and minimality of coordinated linear systems Title Construction and minimality of coordinated linear systems Author Kempker, P.L. Ran, A.C.M. van Schuppen, J.H. Publication year 2014 Abstract Coordinated linear systems are a particular class of hierarchical systems with a top-to-bottom information structure, consisting of a coordinator system and two or more subsystems. This paper deals with the construction and minimality of coordinated linear systems. Construction procedures are given to transform unstructured or interconnected systems into coordinated linear systems, using the geometric (i.e. basis-independent) concepts of observability and controllability subspaces. Several concepts of minimality for coordinated linear systems are suggested and characterized in order to identify decompositions which are 'as decentralized as possible'. The extension of the developed methods and results to the broader class of hierarchical linear systems is discussed. © 2014 Elsevier Inc. Subject Communication & InformationPNS - Performance of Networks & ServicesTS - Technical SciencesInfostructuresInformaticsInformation SocietyGeometric methodsHierarchical systemsLinear systemsMathematical transformationsConstruction proceduresInformation structuresMinimalityObservability To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:85634ca0-6e1d-4d08-b57b-66ad22eb8052 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.laa.2014.03.040 TNO identifier 500755 ISSN 0024-3795 Source Linear Algebra and Its Applications, 452, 202-236 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.