Stability of networked control systems: explicit analysis of delay

Michael S. Branicky, Stephen Phillips, Wei Zhang

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Recent technological advances have enabled distributed control systems to be implemented via networks. This allows feedback control loops to be closed over a shared communication channel. Network-induced delays are inevitable, however, when transmitting digital data between control devices. This paper analyzes the stability of such Networked Control Systems (NCS). We first review some previous work on this topic, offering some improvements. We analyze the influence of the sampling rate and network delay on system stability. We further study the stability of NCS using a hybrid system stability analysis technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the American Control Conference
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event2000 American Control Conference - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Jun 28 2000Jun 30 2000


Other2000 American Control Conference
CityChicago, IL, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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