Optimal Sampling for Linear Control Systems


Enrico Bini, Marie-Curie Fellow, Lund University

30.08.2013,11am, room 4981


In embedded control systems, reducing the number of sampling
instants per time unit without degrading the control performance
(w.r.t. periodic sampling, for example) can lead to several benefits
such as energy saving, reduced communication bandwidth, etc.

In this talk the problem of optimal sampling is discussed. Such a
problem is solved explicitly for first-order systems. The explicit
solution of the optimal sampling reveals an interesting connection
with the problem of quantization of the optimal continuous-time
control input.


Since March 2012, Enrico Bini is Marie-Curie at Lund University
Sweden, investigating on Cyber-Physical Systems. Before, he was
assistant professor at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy. He
received the PhD in Computer Engineering from the Scuola Superiore
Sant'Anna in October 2004. In 2000 he received the Laurea degree in
Computer Engineering from ``Universit\`a di Pisa''. In 2003 he was a
visiting prof. Sanjoy Baruah at University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill. In January 2010 he also completed a Master degree in

He has published more than 70 papers on scheduling algorithms,
real-time operating systems, sensitivity analysis in embedded systems,
design and optimization techniques for real-time and control systems.