Closing the loop through communication networks: the case of an integrator plant and multiple controllers

Peter H. Bauer, Mihail L. Sichitiu, Kamal Premaratne

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The subject of controlling an integrator via a communication network finds many applications in modern control systems such as ATM network VBR control, load balancing in computer networks, etc. Stability conditions in closed form are derived for the arising feedback system, which consists of multiple controllers, an integrator and time-variant links between integrator and controllers. It will be shown, that these derived stability conditions are computationally feasible, even for systems with long delays. In order to draw from a recent result on time-variant discrete system stability, FIR controllers are assumed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2180-2185
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
EventThe 38th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) - Phoenix, AZ, USA
Duration: Dec 7 1999Dec 10 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Control and Optimization

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