Stabilization of systems with asynchronous sensors and controllers

Masashi Wakaiki, Kunihisa Okano, João P. Hespanha

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We study the stabilization of networked control systems with asynchronous sensors and controllers. Offsets between the sensor and controller clocks are unknown and modeled as parametric uncertainty. First we consider multi-input linear systems and provide a sufficient condition for the existence of linear time-invariant controllers that are capable of stabilizing the closed-loop system for every clock offset in a given range of admissible values. For first-order systems, we next obtain the maximum length of the offset range for which the system can be stabilized by a single controller. Finally we illustrate the results with a numerical simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-321
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2017


  • Clock offsets
  • Networked control systems
  • Parametric uncertainty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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