Asynchronous Control for Networked Systems

  • María Guinaldo Losada
  • Francisco Rodríguez Rubio
  • Sebastián Dormido Bencomo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. María Guinaldo, Francisco R. Rubio, Sebastián Dormido, Pablo Millán, Carlos Vivas, Luis Orihuela
    Pages 1-26
  3. Asynchronous Control for Single-loop Schemes. Centralized Solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Jesús Chacón, José Sánchez, Antonio Visioli
      Pages 29-62
    3. Luis Orihuela, Pablo Millán, David Muñoz de la Peña
      Pages 63-77
    4. José Sánchez, María Guinaldo, Sebastián Dormido
      Pages 79-110
    5. Isabel Jurado, Pablo Millán
      Pages 133-145
  4. Asynchronous Control and Estimation for Large-scale Plants. Distributed Solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. María Guinaldo, Dimos V. Dimarogonas, Daniel Lehmann, Karl H. Johansson
      Pages 149-179
    3. Pablo Millán, Carlos Vivas, Carlo Fischione
      Pages 181-191
    4. Francisco R. Rubio, Karl H. Johansson, Dimos V. Dimarogonas
      Pages 193-221
    5. María Guinaldo, Daniel Lehmann, José Sánchez
      Pages 223-240
    6. Francisco R. Rubio, Luis Orihuela, Carlos Vivas
      Pages 241-256
    7. Gonzalo Farias, María Guinaldo, Sebastián Dormido
      Pages 257-287
    8. María Guinaldo, Pablo Millán, Luis Orihuela
      Pages 289-292
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 293-339

About this book


This book sheds light on networked control systems; it describes different techniques for asynchronous control, moving away from the periodic actions of classical control, replacing them with state-based decisions and reducing the frequency with which communication between subsystems is required. The text focuses specially on event-based control.

Split into two parts, Asynchronous Control for Networked Systems begins by addressing the problems of single-loop networked control systems, laying out various solutions which include two alternative model-based control schemes (anticipatory and predictive) and the use of H2/H robust control to deal with network delays and packet losses. Results on self-triggering and send-on-delta sampling are presented to reduce the need for feedback in the loop. In Part II, the authors present solutions for distributed estimation and control. They deal first with reliable networks and then extend their results to scenarios in which delays and packet losses may occur.

The novel results presented in Asynchronous Control for Networked Systems are transmitted in a concise and clear style supported by simulation and experimental examples. Some applications are also provided.

Academic researchers and graduate students investigating control theory, control engineering and computer communications systems can use this monograph to learn how asynchronous control helps tackle the problems of networked systems in centralized and distributed schemes. Control practitioners at work in power systems, vehicle coordination and traffic networks will also find this book helpful in

improving the performance of their systems.


Asynchronous Control Distributed Control Distributed Estimation Event-based Control Hybrid Control Large-scale Plants Networked Control Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • María Guinaldo Losada
    • 1
  • Francisco Rodríguez Rubio
    • 2
  • Sebastián Dormido Bencomo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Automatic ControlNational Distance Education University (UNED)MadridSpain
  2. 2.Department of Systems and Automatic EngineeringUniversity of SevilleSevilleSpain
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science and Automatic ControlNational Distance Education University (UNED)MadridSpain

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