Fuzzy feedback scheduling of resource-constrained embedded control systems

Xia, Feng, Sun, Youxian, Tian, Yu-Chu, Tade, Moses, & Dong, Jinxiang (2009) Fuzzy feedback scheduling of resource-constrained embedded control systems. International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control, 5(2), pp. 311-321.

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The quality of control (QoC) of a resource-constrained embedded control system may be jeopardized in dynamic environments with variable workload. This gives rise to the increasing demand of co-design of control and scheduling. To deal with uncertainties in resource availability, a fuzzy feedback scheduling (FFS) scheme is proposed in this paper. Within the framework of feedback scheduling, the sampling periods of control loops are dynamically adjusted using the fuzzy control technique. The feedback scheduler provides QoC guarantees in dynamic environments through maintaining the CPU utilization at a desired level. The framework and design methodology of the proposed FFS scheme are described in detail. A simplified mobile robot target tracking system is investigated as a case study to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed FFS scheme. The scheme is independent of task execution times, robust to measurement noises, and easy to implement, while incurring only a small overhead.

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ID Code: 13802
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: FOR code 090602 (Control Systems, Robotics and Automation)
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Keywords: Feedback scheduling, Fuzzy logic control, Embedded control systems, Resource management, Mobile robot
ISSN: 1349-4198
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 ICIC International
Copyright Statement: Reproducing according to the copyright policy of the publisher
Deposited On: 16 Jun 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:49

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