Quasi-optimality of event-based encoders

Justin Pearson, Joao P. Hespanha, Daniel Liberzon

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We present an event-triggered controller for stabilizing a continuous-time linear time-invariant system subject to communication constraints. We model the communication constraints as a noiseless finite-capacity communication channel between the process sensors and the controller/actuator. An encoder converts the process state into symbols to send across the channel to the controller/actuator, which converts the symbols into a state estimate to be used in a simple emulation-based state-feedback control law. We derive a sufficient condition for this scheme to stabilize the process. The condition depends on the encoder's average bit-rate, its average consumption of communication resources, and the eigenvalues of the process. The proposed encoding scheme is order-optimal in the sense that its stability condition is within a constant factor of the optimal bound from previous work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication54rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control,CDC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479978861
StatePublished - Feb 8 2015
Event54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2015 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: Dec 15 2015Dec 18 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
Volume54rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control,CDC 2015
ISSN (Print)0743-1546


Other54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Control and Optimization


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