There are many communication imperfections in networked control systems (NCSs) such as varying delays, varying transmission intervals, packet loss, communication constraints and quantization effects. Most of the available literature on NCSs focuses on only one of these aspects, while ignoring the others. In this paper we present a general framework that incorporates both communication constraints (only one node accessing the network per transmission), varying delays and varying transmission intervals. Based on a newly developed NCS model including these three network phenomena, we will provide an explicit (Lyapunov-based) procedure to compute bounds on the maximally allowable transmission interval (MATI) and the maximally allowable delay (MAD) that guarantee stability of the NCS. The developed results lead to tradeoff curves between MATI and MAD as will be illustrated using a benchmark example.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 10th European Control Conference, ECC'09, August 23-26, 2009, Budapest, Hungary|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|