Local adjustment and global adaptation of control periods for QoC management of control systems

Tian, Yu-Chu, Jiang, Xiefu, Levy, David, & Agrawala, Ashok (2011) Local adjustment and global adaptation of control periods for QoC management of control systems. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 20(3), pp. 846-854.

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Linking real-time schedulability directly to the Quality of Control (QoC), the ultimate goal of a control system, a hierarchical feedback QoC management framework with the Fixed Priority (FP) and the Earliest-Deadline-First (EDF) policies as plug-ins is proposed in this paper for real-time control systems with multiple control tasks. It uses a task decomposition model for continuous QoC evaluation even in overload conditions, and then employs heuristic rules to adjust the period of each of the control tasks for QoC improvement. If the total requested workload exceeds the desired value, global adaptation of control periods is triggered for workload maintenance. A sufficient stability condition is derived for a class of control systems with delay and period switching of the heuristic rules. Examples are given to demonstrate the proposed approach.

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ID Code: 41529
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Control systems, QoC management, feedback scheduling, period switching, stability, multitasking
DOI: 10.1109/TCST.2011.2141133
ISSN: 1063-6536
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer Software not elsewhere classified (080399)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Control Systems Robotics and Automation (090602)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 IEEE
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Deposited On: 03 May 2011 01:10
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