Automatica, Vol.50, No.2, 490-498, 2014
Event-triggered transmission for linear control over communication channels
We consider an exponentially stable closed loop interconnection between a continuous-time linear plant and a continuous-time linear controller, and we study the problem of interconnecting the plant output to the controller input through a digital channel. We propose an event-triggered transmission policy whose goal is to transmit the measured plant output information as little as possible while preserving closed-loop stability. Global asymptotic stability is guaranteed when the plant state is available or when an estimate of the state is available (provided by a classical continuous-time linear observer). Under further assumptions, the transmission policy guarantees global exponential stability of the origin. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.