Scheduling and Robust Invariance in Networked Control Systems
Journal article, 2021

In Networked Control Systems (NCS), impairments of the communication channel can be disruptive to stability and performance. In this paper, we consider the problem of scheduling the access to limited communication resources for a number of decoupled systems subject to state and input constraints, whose loops need to be closed over the network. The schedule must be designed to robustly preserve the invariance property of each system, which in turn guarantees constraint satisfaction. To that end, we first focus on systematic offline scheduling design to preserve robust invariance, and afterwards on online scheduling design with the aim of improving performance and compensating for packet losses while guaranteeing recursive schedulability.

Robust invariance

Communication channels


Networked control systems

Packet loss



Packet loss

Multi-channel scheduling

Hidden Markov models

Networked control systems


Masoud Bahraini

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Systems and control, Mechatronics

Mario Zanon

IMT School for Advanced Studies

Paolo Falcone

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Systems and control, Mechatronics

Alessandro Colombo

Polytechnic University of Milan

IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

0018-9286 (ISSN)

Vol. In Press

Subject Categories

Computer Engineering


Communication Systems

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology



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