Limitations and performances of robust control over WSN: UFAD control in intelligent buildings
2010 (English)In: IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information, ISSN 0265-0754, E-ISSN 1471-6887, Vol. 27, no 4, 527-543 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this paper is to propose a model-based feedback control strategy for indoor temperature regulation in buildings equipped with underfloor air distribution. Supposing distributed sensing and actuation capabilities, a zero-dimensional model of the ventilation process is derived, based on the thermodynamics properties of the flow. A state-space description of the process is then inferred, including discrete events and non-linear components. The use of a wireless sensor network and the resulting communication constraints with the IEEE 802.15.4 standard are discussed. Both synchronous and asynchronous transmissions are considered. Based on the linear part of the model, different H-infinity robust multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) controllers are designed, first with a standard mixed-sensitivity approach and then by taking into account the network-induced delay explicitly. The impact of the communication constraints and the relative performances of the controllers are discussed based on simulation results.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 27, no 4, 527-543 p.
energy applications, hybrid modelling, network-controlled systems, robust control
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-30547DOI: 10.1093/imamci/dnq017ISI: 000285415800009ScopusID: 2-s2.0-78650589087OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-30547DiVA: diva2:401547
FunderSwedish Research Council
QC 201103032011-03-032011-02-282011-03-03Bibliographically approved