Feedback scheduling of priority-driven control networks

Xia, Feng, Sun, Youxian, & Tian, Yu-Chu (2009) Feedback scheduling of priority-driven control networks. Computer Standards and Interfaces, 31(3), pp. 539-547.

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With traditional open-loop scheduling of network resources, the quality-of-control (QoC) of networked control systems (NCSs) may degrade significantly in the presence of limited bandwidth and variable workload. The goal of this work is to maximize the overall QoC of NCSs through dynamically allocating available network bandwidth. Based on codesign of control and scheduling, an integrated feedback scheduler is developed to enable flexible QoC management in dynamic environments. It encompasses a cascaded feedback scheduling module for sampling period adjustment and a direct feedback scheduling module for priority modification. The inherent characteristics of priority-driven control networks make it feasible to implement the proposed feedback scheduler in real-world systems. Extensive simulations show that the proposed approach leads to significant QoC improvement over the traditional open-loop scheduling scheme under both underloaded and overloaded network conditions.

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ID Code: 13806
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: FOR codes:
A)080501 (Distributed and Grid Systems)
B)090602 (Control Systems, Robotics and Automation)
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Keywords: Networked control systems, control networks, feedback scheduling, dynamic bandwidth allocation
DOI: 10.1016/j.csi.2008.03.020
ISSN: 0920-5489
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (100500) > Computer Communications Networks (100503)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 16 Jun 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:49

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