John S. Baras


Numerical Study on Joint Quantization and Control Under Block-Coding

X. Tan, W. Xi and J.S. Baras

43rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas, 14-17 December 2004.

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This paper addresses the joint quantization and control problem for hidden Markov chains with variable-length block-coding. The aim is to understand the impact of communication bandwidth and information delay (due to block-coding) on the control performance. A heuristic algorithm is developed to solve the dynamic programming (DP) equation through the introduction of a metric on the discrete observation space. Numerical results are presented demonstrating the attention division in block-coding and the tradeoffs between control performance and communication bandwidth.

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