To measure or to control: Optimal control with scheduled measurements and controls

Orhan C. Imer, Tamer Başar

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We consider a linear discrete-time optimal control problem where the controller has to choose between measurement and control. The controller is restricted in such a way that at a given time instance, it may either send a control packet to the actuator, or it can request a measurement packet from the sensor. We show that under a quadratic cost structure that does not penalize the control directly, the optimal control is a linear threshold policy, where the controller decides to measure or control by comparing its last measurement of the plant state against a pre-determined threshold.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2006 American Control Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1424402107, 9781424402106
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 American Control Conference - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2006Jun 16 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Other2006 American Control Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'To measure or to control: Optimal control with scheduled measurements and controls'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this