Optimal Event-triggered Control of Uncertain Linear Networked Control Systems: A Co-Design Approach


In this paper, a co-design approach for event-based optimal state regulation of an uncertain linear networked control system is presented. Both the transmission intervals and the control policy are optimized by introducing a novel performance index such that the error in the control policy due to event-based transmission can be maximized. The event-triggering mechanism uses the worst case control input error as threshold to decide the optimal transmission instants. Stochastic Q-learning approach is used to design both the control policy and event-triggering condition without explicit knowledge of the system dynamics. The event-based Q-function parameters are updated using a hybrid scheme both at triggering instants and during inter-event times to accelerate the parameter convergence. The asymptotic stability in the mean square of the closed-loop system is demonstrated using Lyapunov analysis with the assumptions of persistence of excitation of regression vector. Finally, numerical results are included to substantiate the analytical design.

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2017 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI (2017: Nov. 27-Dec. 1, Honolulu, HI)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Intelligent Systems Center


This research is supported by NSF grant 1406533 and Intelligent Systems Center, Rolla and Startup fund Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.

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Artificial intelligence; Asymptotic stability; Closed loop systems; Linear networks; Stochastic systems; Uncertainty analysis; Event-triggered controls; Optimal transmission; Parameter convergence; Performance indices; Persistence of excitation; Q-learning approach; Stability in the mean; Transmission intervals; Networked control systems

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Publication Date

01 Nov 2017