A multi-agent MPC architecture for distributed large scale systems
Document typeConference report
PublisherINSTICC Press. Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication
Rights accessOpen Access
European Commisision's projectWIDE - Decentralized and Wireless Control of Large-Scale Systems (EC-FP7-224168)
In the present work, techniques of Model Predictive Control (MPC), Multi Agent Systems (MAS) and Reinforcement Learning (RL) are combined to develop a distributed control architecture for Large Scale Systems (LSS). This architecture is multi-agent based. The system to be controlled is divided in several partitions and there is an MPC Agent in charge of each partition. MPC Agents interact over a platform that allows them to be located physically apart. One of the main new concepts of this architecture is the Negotiator Agent. Negotiator Agents interact with MPC Agents which share control variables. These shared variables represent physical connections between partitions that should be preserved in order to respect the system structure. The case of study, in which the proposed architecture is being applied and tested, is a small drinking water network. The application to a real network (the Barcelona case) is currently under development.
CitationJavalera, V.; Morcego, B.; Puig, V. A multi-agent MPC architecture for distributed large scale systems. A: 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence. "2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence". Valencia: INSTICC Press. Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication, 2010, p. 544-551.
- SAC - Sistemes Avançats de Control - Ponències/Comunicacions de congressos 
- IRI - Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial, CSIC-UPC - Ponències/Comunicacions de congressos 
- Departament d'Enginyeria de Sistemes, Automàtica i Informàtica Industrial - Ponències/Comunicacions de congressos