Dynamic power management (DPM) refers to the strategies employed at system level to reduce energy expenditure (i.e. to prolong battery life) in embedded systems. The trade-off involved in DPM techniques is between the reductions of energy consumption and latency suffered by the tasks. Such trade-offs need to be decided at runtime, making DPM an on-line problem. We formulate DPM as a hybrid automaton control problem and integrate stochastic control. The control strategy is learnt dynamically using stochastic learning hybrid automata (SLHA) with feedback learning algorithms. Simulation-based experiments show the expediency of the feedback systems in stationary environments. Further experiments reveal that SLHA attains better trade-offs than several former predictive algorithms under certain trace data.
Shukla, S. K.,
Stochastic learning feedback hybrid automata for dynamic power management in embedded systems.
Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE Mid-Summer Workshop on Soft Computing in Industrial Applications
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.