In this paper, a serial distributed model predictive control (MPC) approach for connected automated vehicles (CAVS) is developed with local stability (disturbance dissipation over time) and multi-criteria string stability (disturbance attenuation through a vehicular string). Two string stability criteria are considered within the proposed MPC: (i) the l-norm string stability criterion for attenuation of the maximum disturbance magnitude and (ii) l2-norm string stability criterion for attenuation of disturbance energy. The l-norm string stability is achieved by formulating constraints within the MPC based on the future states of the leading CAV, and the l2-norm string stability is achieved by proper weight matrix tuning over a robust positive invariant set. For rigor, mathematical proofs for asymptotical local stability and multi-criteria string stability are provided. Simulation experiments verify that the distributed serial MPC proposed in this study is effective for disturbance attenuation and performs better than traditional MPC without stability guarantee.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-86
Number of pages18
JournalTransportation Research Part B: Methodological
Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Research areas

  • Connected automated vehicles, Distributed model predictive control, l-norm string stability, Local stability, Longitudinal control

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