Synchronization of Perturbed Linear Systems with Data-Rate Constraints

Quentin Voortman, Denis V. Efimov, A.Y. (Sasha) Pogromskiy, Jean-Pierre Richard, Henk Nijmeijer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)


In this paper, we consider the synchronization of two linear systems that are subject to unknown perturbations. One of the systems is driven by a reference signal, which is unknown to the second system. Both systems can only use a one-way communication channel to exchange information. The channel is subject to data-rate constraints. The messages are generated by a smart sensor that measures the state and is capable of performing some computations. The messages are received by a controller which interprets them to apply an appropriate control input to the system. The objective is to design a sensor/controller pair, which we will refer to as a communication protocol, such that the distance between the states of both systems is bounded, and as small as possible communication rate is necessary. In this paper, a communication protocol that achieves this objective is presented together with the minimum channel rate to implement it. Simulations of the communication protocol are provided to support the theoretical work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2020)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-7447-1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2021
Event59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2020 - Virtual/Online, Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 14 Dec 202018 Dec 2020
Conference number: 59

Publication series

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


Conference59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2020
Abbreviated titleCDC
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Internet address


Dive into the research topics of 'Synchronization of Perturbed Linear Systems with Data-Rate Constraints'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this