Design Indices for Information Connection in Decentralized System

Ken Akuzawa, Kouhei Ohnishi

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A decentralized system, consists of multiple subsystems is expected to adapt to the various environmental condition or the alteration of the internal system. In this paper, informational interaction among subsystems in the whole system is considered from a view point of system connection. Based on it, framework of the design method in decentralized system is discussed for variable structure of information connection. In order to express the system connection, a connection matrix is adopted. Using it, a reachability matrix which shows a hierarchy and a closed-loop structure is derived. Moreover, the maximum eigenvalue and its eigenvector of connection matrix are adopted as the design indices for the system connection which has loop structures. In addition, the structural analysis method is described for recognizing and designing the informational loop structure.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 1
EventThe 29th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society - Roanoke, VA, United States
Duration: 2003 Nov 22003 Nov 6


OtherThe 29th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityRoanoke, VA


  • Connection Matrix
  • Decentralized System
  • Maximum Eigenvalue and its Eigenvector
  • Reachability Matrix
  • System Connection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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