"Stability Analysis of Networked Control Systems: a Discrete-Time Approach"

Tijs Donkers, PhD Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology

November 16th (Tuesday), 3:30pm
ESB 2001

In this talk, we will present a framework to analyse the stability of Networked Control Systems (NCSs) that are subject to time-varying transmission intervals, time-varying transmission delays, packet-dropouts and communication constraints. We will focus on two cases: in the first case, the transmission intervals and delays are simply assumed to be upper and lower bounded, and in the second case, we assume that they are described by a random process, satisfying a probability density function. In both cases, we focus on linear plants and controllers, which allows us to model the NCS as a discrete-time switched linear parameter-varying system. We will present techniques to study stability of this system for the two different cases and we will illustrate the presented theory using numerical examples.

About Tijs Donkers, PhD Student:

Tijs Donkers is a PhD student in the Hybrid and Networked Systems group of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology (and is supervised by Maurice Heemels and Nathan van de Wouw). He received the MSc degree (cum laude) in Systems and Controls from the same university in 2008. His current research interests include networked and event-driven control, distributed control, and switched systems.

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