Level-triggered Control of a Scalar Linear System

Level-triggered Control of a Scalar Linear System

Title : Level-triggered Control of a Scalar Linear System
Authors :
Rabi, Maben
Baras, John, S.
Conference : Proceedings of the 15th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation pp. 1-6
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.

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