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Emulation-based stabilisation of networked control systems over WirelessHART

AI Maass, D Nesic, R Postoyan, PM Dower, V S Varma

Proceedings of the ... IEEE Conference on Decision & Control / IEEE Control Systems Society. IEEE Conference on Decision & Control | IEEE Press | Published : 2017


We study the emulation-based stabilisation of nonlinear networked control systems (NCSs) implemented over WirelessHART (WH). WH is a communication protocol widely used in process instrumentation. It is characterised by its multi-hop structure, slotted communication cycles, and simultaneous transmission over different frequencies. To capture most functionalities of WH, faithful models are needed. We propose a hybrid control-oriented model of WH-NCSs that includes the key features of the network. We then follow an emulation approach to stabilise the NCS. We show that, under reasonable assumptions on the scheduling protocol, stability is preserved when the controller is implemented over the net..

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Awarded by ARC Discovery Scheme

Awarded by ANR project COMPACS

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the ARC Discovery Scheme, grant number DP170104099, and by the ANR project COMPACS, ANR-13-BS03-004-02.