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Simultaneous controller and protocol design for networked control systems with packet based communication

Dragan B Dacic, Dragan Nesic

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 45TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-14 | IEEE | Published : 2006

Abstract

We derive conditions for quadratic stabilizability of linear networked control systems (LNCSs) by dynamic output feedback and communication protocols. We use these conditions to develop a simultaneous design of controllers and protocols in terms of matrix inequalities. The obtained protocols do not require knowledge of controller and plant states but only of the discrepancies between current and the most recently transmitted values of nodes' signals, and are implementable on control area networks. We show on a batch reactor example that our design guarantees quadratic stability (QS) with a significantly smaller network bandwidth than previously available designs. ©2006 IEEE.