Journal article

Computing Minimal and Maximal Allowable Transmission Intervals for Networked Control Systems Using the Hybrid Systems Approach

SHJ Heijmans, R Postoyan, D Nesic, WPMH Heemels

IEEE CONTROL SYSTEMS LETTERS | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2017

Abstract

A popular design framework for networked control systems (NCSs) is the emulation-based approach combined with hybrid systems analysis techniques. In the rich literature regarding this framework, bounds on the maximally allowable transmission interval (MATI) are provided to guarantee stability properties of the NCS, while the minimal allowable transmission interval (MIATI) is always taken to be (essentially) zero. In this letter, we show for the first time how knowledge of the MIATI can also be exploited in the hybrid systems/emulation-based framework leading to (guaranteed) higher values for the MATI, while still obtaining stability of the NCS.

Grants

Awarded by Innovational Research Incentives Scheme under the VICI grant "Wireless control systems: A new frontier in automation" - Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and Taskforce for Applied Research SIA


Awarded by ANR through COMPACS


Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The work of S.H.J. Heijmans and W.P.M.H. Heemels is supported by the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme under the VICI grant "Wireless control systems: A new frontier in automation" (No. 11382) awarded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and Taskforce for Applied Research SIA. The work of R. Postoyan is partly supported by the ANR through COMPACS under Grant ANR-13-BS03-0004-02. The work of D. Nesic was supported by the Australian Research Council through the Discovery Project under Grant DP1094326.