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

Orhan C. Imer, M Tamer Basar

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Abstract

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
Pages1003-1008
Number of pages6
Volume2006
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 American Control Conference - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2006Jun 16 2006

Other

Other2006 American Control Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period6/14/066/16/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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