Event-triggered pinning control of switching networks

Antonio Adaldo, Francesco Alderisio, Davide Liuzza, Guodong Shi, Dimos V. Dimarogonas, Mario Di Bernardo, Karl Henrik Johansson

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This paper investigates event-triggered pinning control for the synchronization of complex networks of nonlinear dynamical systems. We consider networks described by time-varying weighted graphs and featuring generic linear interaction protocols. Sufficient conditions for the absence of Zeno behavior are derived and exponential convergence of a global normed error function is proven. Static networks are considered as a special case, wherein the existence of a lower bound for interevent times is also proven. Numerical examples demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed control strategy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-213
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems
Issue number2
Early online date30 Apr 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015

Structured keywords

  • Engineering Mathematics Research Group


  • Network analysis and control
  • networked control systems
  • switched systems


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