Conference Contribution

Bandwidth-Efficient Controller-Server Co-Design with Stability Guarantees

Amir Aminifar, Enrico Bini, Petru Eles, Zebo Peng


Many cyber-physical systems comprise several control applications implemented on a shared platform, for which stability is a fundamental requirement. This is as opposed to the classical hard real-time systems where often the criterion is meeting the deadline. The stability of control applications depends on not only the delay experienced, but also the jitter. Therefore, the notion of deadline is considered to be artificial for control applications which promotes the need for new techniques for designing cyber-physical systems. The approach in this paper is built on a server-based resource reservation mechanism, which provides compositionality, isolation, and the opportunity of systematic controller–server co-design. We address the controller–server co-design of such systems to obtain design solutions with the minimal bandwidth to guarantee stability.

In 2014 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference, Dresden, Germany, March 2014.