Analysis and experimental validation of processor load for event-driven controllers

J.H. Sandee, P.M. Visser, W.P.M.H. Heemels

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    Event-driven controllers differ from the standard digital controllers as their sample times are generally not periodic (time equidistant). In literature several proposals for event-driven controllers are made in order to reduce the number of control updates and consequently the processor load needed for its implementation. This is possible without deteriorating the control performance significantly. However, experimental validation has not been presented in literature. This paper aims at filling this gap. Simulations, as well as experiments on a copier paper path test setup, show that a reduction in the number of control updates indeed results in a considerable reduction of the processor load, with only a small decrease of control performance. Furthermore, we present a method to predict the processor load very accurately, without having to implement the controller on a test setup.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProc. 2006 IEEE Conference on Control Applications
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA, USA
    PublisherIEEE Control Systems Society
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-9797-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventIEEE International Conference on Control Applications 2006 - Munich, Germany
    Duration: 4 Oct 20066 Oct 2006

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    PublisherIEEE Control Systems Society
    Number1636734 (P


    ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Control Applications 2006
    Other4-6 October 2006


    • EWI-9160
    • METIS-237942
    • IR-66897

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