I will talk about resilient control strategies for linear systems under Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks. By DoS attacks I mean interruptions of communication on measurement (sensor-to-controller) and control (controller-to-actuator) channels carried out by an intelligent adversary. I characterize the duration of these interruptions under which stability of the closed-loop system is preserved. The resilient nature of the control descends from its ability to adapt the sampling rate to the occurrence of the DoS.
Claudio De Persis received the Laurea degree (cum laude) in electrical engineering in 1996 and the Ph.D. degree in system engineering in 2000, both from Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy. He is currently a Professor at the Engineering Institute of Technology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He is also affiliated with the Jan Willems Center for Systems and Control. Previously he was with the Department of Mechanical Automation and Mechatronics, University of Twente and with the Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome. He was a Research Associate at the Department of Systems Science and Mathematics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA, in 2000–2001, and at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA, in 2001–2002. His main research interest is in control theory, and his recent research focuses on dynamical networks, cyber-physical systems, power networks, energy systems and resilient control. He was an Editor of the International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control (2006–2013), and is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY (2010–present), of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL (2012–present), and of Automatica (2013-present).