Limitations of linear remote control over packet drop networks

Nicola Elia, Jeff N. Eisenbeis

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In this paper we investigate control across stochastic drop-out channels. We seek optimal linear controllers and receivers for mean-square stability that make use of the knowledge of whether a packet is received. We establish a fundamental bound on drop-out probability allowable for stabilization. The main result is a remote stabilization technique that always achieves this bound via acknowledgement from the actuation receiver. Controller information structure and decentralization issues are considered as they may further limit the achievable performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberFrC03.5
Pages (from-to)5152-5157
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 43rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) - Nassau, Bahamas
Duration: Dec 14 2004Dec 17 2004


  • Control over packet drop networks
  • Mean-square stability robustness
  • Quality of Service


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