Adversary control strategies for discrete-time systems

Efstathios Kontouras, Anthony Tzes, Leonidas Dritsas

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This paper addresses the concept of adversary control for a single-input dynamical system. The system evolves in the discrete-time domain and is subject to both state and input hard constraints. A control law guarantees positive invariance and contractivity of a bounded, convex, polyhedral set with respect to the system as well as asymptotic stability of the origin with maximum convergence rate. Periodically, an adversary controller succeeds in gaining control of the system and sends false control commands attempting to drive the state vector outside of the polyhedral set at the maximum admissible rate. An enhanced adversary policy which takes measurement errors into account is also developed. Simulation studies highlight the results of this sequential, non-cooperative control game.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 European Control Conference, ECC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783952426913
StatePublished - Jul 22 2014
Event13th European Control Conference, ECC 2014 - Strasbourg, France
Duration: Jun 24 2014Jun 27 2014

Publication series

Name2014 European Control Conference, ECC 2014


Other13th European Control Conference, ECC 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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