Stabilization of linear discrete-time networked control systems via protocol and controller co-design

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3072-3085
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control
Issue number16
Online published24 Sept 2014
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2015


Summary This paper investigates the stabilization problem for networked control systems (NCSs) with communication constraint and packet loss. The communication constraint considered is that only one network node is allowed to access a shared communication channel during one time-slot, and a feedback control is performed with only partially available measurements and control inputs. By taking random packet loss into consideration, a stochastic switched system model is presented to describe the NCS. A sufficient condition is derived for the NCS to be mean-square exponentially stable, and it is shown that the system performance specified by the exponential decay rate critically depends on the network accessing rates (NARs) of the network nodes and the packet loss probability. The state feedback controller and scheduling protocol, which allocates the NARs, are co-designed such that the NCS achieves a minimal decay rate. Finally, an illustrative example is given to show the effectiveness of the proposed design approach.

Research Area(s)

  • co-design, communication constraints, networked control systems, packet losses, protocol, stochastic switched systems