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KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Automatic Control.
2016 (English)In: SIAM Journal of Control and Optimization, ISSN 0363-0129, E-ISSN 1095-7138, Vol. 54, no 2, 662-689 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
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For a networked control system, we consider the problem of encoder and controller design. We study a discrete-time linear plant with a finite horizon performance cost, comprising a quadratic function of the states and controls, and an additive communication cost. We study separation in design of the encoder and controller, along with related closed-loop properties such as the dual effect and certainty equivalence. The encoder outputs are quantized samples, but our results also apply to two other formats for encoder outputs: real-valued samples at event-triggered times, and real-valued samples over additive noise channels. If the controller and encoder are dynamic, then we show that the performance cost is minimized by a separated design: the controls are updated at each time instant as per a certainty equivalence law, and the encoder is chosen to minimize an aggregate quadratic distortion of the estimation error. This separation is shown to hold even though a dual effect is present in the closed-loop system. We also show that this separated design need not be optimal when the controller or encoder are to be chosen from within restricted classes.

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Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Publications , 2016. Vol. 54, no 2, 662-689 p.
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networked control, linear quadratic optimal control, separation, dual effect, certainty equivalence, quantized control
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Control Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-188122DOI: 10.1137/14M0970987ISI: 000375552500010ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84964905254OAI: diva2:935933

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