How to Quantify Packet Importance for Real-Time Control: A Feature-Oriented Perspective

Tong, X., Meng, Z., Zhao, G. , Li, L. and Chen, Z. (2021) How to Quantify Packet Importance for Real-Time Control: A Feature-Oriented Perspective. In: 17th IEEE International Conference on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS 2021), 09-11 Jun 2021, ISBN 9781665424790 (doi:10.1109/WFCS46889.2021.9483612)

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Abstract

Fueled by ubiquitous connectivity, packets are expected to be timely updated to the controller of interest in real-time control systems. Recently, the Age of Information (AoI) becomes a popular metric to quantify the packet importance, which improves the efficiency of communication resource utilization. However, it is analyzed only from the information freshness perspective, losing sight of considering feature data. In light of this, we first establish a feature-oriented teleoperation framework to quantify the packet importance, derived from the information bottleneck principle. Under this framework, a packet management method is proposed to increase the average feature quantity of the receiver. Finally, we build a prototype to deploy the proposed method, and the results show superiority in reducing both the communication traffic and the control error.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Zhao, Dr Guodong and Li, Dr Emma and Meng, Mr Zhen
Authors: Tong, X., Meng, Z., Zhao, G., Li, L., and Chen, Z.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
ISBN:9781665424790
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 IEEE
First Published:First published in Proceedings of 202117th IEEE International Conference on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS)
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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