Wireless medium access control in networked control systems

Xiangheng Liu, Andrea Goldsmith

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We present a framework to study the performance of networked control systems where the feedback control loops are closed over a shared wireless network. In particular, we study the effects of the wireless network medium access control (MAC) protocols on the performance of the networked control systems. We consider a joint performance index of all the systems sharing the wireless channel. We compare several wireless network MAC protocols with a numerical example of two inverted pendulum systems. We show that the control performance degrades due to distributed medium access control in addition to the performance degradation due to communication faults including limited data rates, random delay and packet losses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2004 American Control Conference (AAC)
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 2004 American Control Conference (AAC) - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Jun 30 2004Jul 2 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


OtherProceedings of the 2004 American Control Conference (AAC)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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