Tree-Based Model Predictive Control for Jamming Attacks

T. Pierron, T. Arauz, J. M. Maestre, A. Cetinkaya, C. Stoica Maniu

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

7 Citations (Scopus)


Under the networked control paradigm, controllers, sensors, and actuators are different devices that communicate via a communication network. This might represent a source of vulnerability because the loss of data packets may endanger both system performance and stability. Therefore, this is a major concern in cybersecurity. For example, jamming attacks can be performed by malicious entities with the goal of disrupting the system. To deal with this issue, this paper proposes a model predictive control (MPC) scheme in which the controller computes a tree of control actions tailored to different packet loss patterns so that additional robustness can be gained in these situations. This work uses a case study to illustrate its advantages with respect to standard MPC alternatives.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Control Conference 2020, ECC 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783907144015
Publication statusPublished - 2020 May
Externally publishedYes
Event18th European Control Conference, ECC 2020 - Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 2020 May 122020 May 15

Publication series

NameEuropean Control Conference 2020, ECC 2020


Conference18th European Control Conference, ECC 2020
Country/TerritoryRussian Federation
CitySaint Petersburg

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Control and Optimization


Dive into the research topics of 'Tree-Based Model Predictive Control for Jamming Attacks'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this