Event-Based Control of Stochastic Systems with Application to Server Systems

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Research areas and keywords


  • event-based sampling, resource efficiency, co-design


With the current strong trend towards networked and autonomous systems, it becomes less realistic to demand that all elements of a control loop should operate in a synchronous, time-triggered fashion. Above the lowest level of feedback control, it is often more natural and efficient to communicate, decide, and act based on events. Previous work shows that event-triggered control can achieve both lower average sampling rates and better performance than standard, periodic control. There is however not yet a coherent theory for analysis and synthesis of event-based controllers.

The aim of this project is to develop theory, tools, and design methodology for event-based control of stochastic systems. The overall goals are more efficient resource usage and better performance compared to standard sampled-data control. At the same time, the methods are aimed at a wider class of control problems, including those that combine local feedback with higher-level decision making. Such features are common in various applications such as autonomous vehicles, traffic routing, control of computing systems, supervisory plant control, and resource management in the cloud.

During 2020, Marcus Thelander Andrén completed and successfully defended his PhD thesis, entitled "On LQG-Optimal Event-Based Sampling".
Effective start/end date2018/01/012022/12/31


Related research output

Marcus Thelander Andrén, 2020 Dec, Lund: Lund University. 170 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (monograph)

Anton Cervin & Marcus Thelander Andrén, 2020, 2020 American Control Conference (ACC). IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Marcus Thelander Andrén, 2019, 2019 18th European Control Conference (ECC). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

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