Event-Triggered Output-Feedback H∞ Control with Minimum Directed Information

Event-Triggered Output-Feedback H∞ Control with Minimum Directed Information

Title : Event-Triggered Output-Feedback H∞ Control with Minimum Directed Information
Authors :
Hirche, Sandra
Soleymani, Touraj
Baras, John, S.
Conference : 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2017) pp. 6088-6094
Date: December 12 - December 15, 2017

In this paper, the H∞ control problem with minimum information exchange between a plant and a remote controller is considered. For transmission of the measured outputs, an event-triggering mechanism is proposed. We measure the transferred information satisfying the causality condition by the directed information, and measure the H∞ control performance by the L2-gain. We achieve the minimum directed information required for a guaranteed level of control performance. In particular, corresponding to the worst case disturbances, we develop a filter with a recursive variable, and show that the optimal control policy is a linear function of this recursive variable. Finally, we define the value of information, and determine the structure of the optimal sampling policy based on the value of information.

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