Level-triggered Control of a Scalar Linear System
Date: June 27 - June 29, 2007
In networked control systems, because of limits on communication rates, control waveforms are frequently piece-wise constant with limits on rates at which they can switch levels. It is, therefore, natural to expect event triggered control switchings to perform more efficiently than time-triggered ones. This article verifies the validity of this supposition. A method for designing good level-triggered control schemes is obtained by reducing the continuous time problem to one in discrete time. Then, by numerical procedures, the performance of the level-triggered schemes is computed for comparison with that of the periodically switched control scheme.