Journal article

An Average Allowable Transmission Interval Condition for the Stability of Networked Control Systems

Stefan HJ Heijmans, Romain Postoyan, Dragan Nesic, WPMH Heemels

IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control | Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) | Published : 2020


A popular design framework for networked control systems (NCSs) is the emulation-based approach combined with Lyapunov-based analysis techniques for hybrid systems. In virtually all papers that use this framework, bounds in terms of the maximal allowable transmission interval (MATI) are provided to guarantee stability and performance properties of the NCS. However, having only such a MATI condition is rather restrictive and unrealistic in practice due to various network effects such as packet losses, leading to conservative bounds. In this paper, we therefore consider an alternative condition on the communication instants to better capture the time-varying properties of the transmission inte..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Manuscript received April 13, 2020; accepted July 9, 2020. Date of publication July 28, 2020; date of current version May 27, 2021. The work of Stefan Heijmans and Maurice Heemels was supported by the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme under the VICI grant 11382, which is financed by The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). The work of Romain Postoyan was supported by HANDY Project ANR-18-CE40-0010-02. The work of Dragan Nesi ' c was supported under the Australian Research Council under the Discovery Project DP1094326. Recommend by Alessandro Giua. (Corresponding author: Stefan H. J. Heijmans.)