This paper introduces the observability radius of network systems, which measures the robustness of a network to perturbations of the edges. We consider linear networks, where the dynamics are described by a weighted adjacency matrix, and dedicated sensors are positioned at a subset of nodes. We allow for perturbations of certain edge weights, with the objective of preventing observability of some modes of the network dynamics. Our work considers perturbations with a desired sparsity structure, thus extending the classic literature on the controllability and observability radius of linear systems. We propose an optimization framework to determine a perturbation with smallest Frobenius norm that renders a desired mode unobservable from a given set of sensor nodes. We derive optimality conditions and a heuristic optimization algorithm, which we validate through an example.

Bianchin, G., Frasca, P., Gasparri, A., Pasqualetti, F. (2016). The observability radius of network systems. In Proceedings of the American Control Conference (pp.185-190). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. [10.1109/ACC.2016.7524913].

The observability radius of network systems

GASPARRI, ANDREA;
2016-01-01

Abstract

This paper introduces the observability radius of network systems, which measures the robustness of a network to perturbations of the edges. We consider linear networks, where the dynamics are described by a weighted adjacency matrix, and dedicated sensors are positioned at a subset of nodes. We allow for perturbations of certain edge weights, with the objective of preventing observability of some modes of the network dynamics. Our work considers perturbations with a desired sparsity structure, thus extending the classic literature on the controllability and observability radius of linear systems. We propose an optimization framework to determine a perturbation with smallest Frobenius norm that renders a desired mode unobservable from a given set of sensor nodes. We derive optimality conditions and a heuristic optimization algorithm, which we validate through an example.
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Bianchin, G., Frasca, P., Gasparri, A., Pasqualetti, F. (2016). The observability radius of network systems. In Proceedings of the American Control Conference (pp.185-190). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. [10.1109/ACC.2016.7524913].
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