Contact Us
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

System of Systems Control Interactions

TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Information Systems OBJECTIVE: Develop and demonstrate innovative design and analysis techniques to characterize the stability and performance of a system of systems (SoS) as a function of sub-system dynamics, network structure and control/decision processes. DESCRIPTION: Seek design approaches that balance multiple sub-system network configurations and sub-system and SoS design objectives. Approaches should incorporate the interaction of multiple internal and external control loops and sub-systems with substantially different capabilities. The design and analysis tools must include methods and tools for efficiently specifying, representing, and analyzing the interactions between control systems in SoS. Desire tools capable of determining the degree to which a SoS goal is attainable in a particular network of subsystems and how changes in the system will alter the ability of the SoS to achieve that goal. The overall design approach should incorporate adaptive network configurations and adaptive control robustness of the SoS and subsystem controls. It must also be able to assure stability and convergence to the SoS goals. Approaches must be compatible with simulations, hardware-in-the-loop and human interaction with the simulation. The simulation must be useful for system design, training, and real-time evaluation. PHASE I: The proposed efforts should identify the fundamentals of the interaction of control loops and apply these fundamentals to the design and analysis of system components. Phase I should culminate in a proof of principle demonstration of these concepts and design tools on representative system components. It is expected that this work will progress from linear, time-invariant, single-input single-output control systems and build on these results in Phase II to include non-linear, multi-input multi-output (MIMO), and non-stationary systems. PHASE II: Implement selected techniques from Phase I, with the evaluation based on simulation of actual system components. Develop the most promising approaches for application to non-linear, MIMO, and non-stationary systems typical of the system components. Address the issues of reachability of SoS goals given a set of subsystems and the issues of scalability. PHASE III DUAL USE APPLICATIONS: Finalize a product that can be used to design the control functions of SoS. This product will be applied to full-scale simulations for SoS design and training. Application to real-time decision-making should also be addressed. KEYWORDS: Distributed Control, Nonlinear Systems, Simulation, Complex Systems, Systems of Systems POINT OF CONTACT: Shawn Sloan, Phone: 719-721-4616, Email: shawn.sloan@mda.mil

  • Agency: Missile Defense Agency,Department of Defense,Department of Defense
  • Program: STTR
  • Phase: Phase I
  • Release Date: August 27, 2015
  • Open Date: September 28, 2015
  • Close Date: October 28, 2015
  • URL: https://sbir.defensebusiness.org/topics
Contact Us
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.