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


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

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    Adaldo, A., Alderisio, F., Liuzza, D., Shi, G., Dimarogonas, D. V., Di Bernardo, M., & Johansson, K. H. (2015). Event-triggered pinning control of switching networks. IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, 2(2), 204-213. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCNS.2015.2428531