Optimized Rate Allocation for State Feedback Control Over Noisy Channels
Optimal rate allocation in a networked control system with highly limited communication resources is instrumental to achieve satisfactory overall performance. In this paper, the authors propose a rate allocation technique for state feedback control in linear dynamic systems over a noisy channel. Their method consists of two steps: the overall distortion is expressed as a function of rates at all time instants by means of high-rate quantization theory, and a constrained optimization problem to minimize the overall distortion is solved. They show that a non-uniform quantization is in general the best strategy for state feedback control over noisy channels. Monte Carlo simulations illustrate the proposed scheme, which is shown to have good performance compared to arbitrarily selected rate allocations.