Reverse Average Dwell-Times for Networked Control Systems

Stefan H.J. Heijmans, Romain Postoyan, Dragan Nesic, W. P.Maurice H. Heemels

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Most emulation-based results in networked control systems rely on a bound on the maximal allowable transmission interval (MATI) under which stability is preserved. However, having only such a MATI condition can lead to conservative results, as large values of transmission intervals may only occur sporadically, while the typical transmission interval is much smaller. In this paper, we therefore propose, in addition to the existence of a MATI, to also impose a bound on the average allowable transmission interval, expressed in terms of a reverse average dwell-time (RADT) condition on the transmission intervals. We provide joint conditions on the RADT and the MATI such that stability of the NCS can still be guaranteed, which can, in addition, lead to significant higher values of the MATI itself. The strengths of these new results are illustrated on a numerical example, showing a 484% improvement of the MATI, while still guaranteeing stability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 58th Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728113982
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
Event58th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2019) - Nice, France
Duration: 11 Dec 201913 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
ISSN (Print)0743-1546
ISSN (Electronic)2576-2370


Conference58th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2019)
Abbreviated titleCDC 2019
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