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Event-triggered pinning control of switching networks

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  • Antonio Adaldo
  • Francesco Alderisio
  • Davide Liuzza
  • Guodong Shi
  • Dimos V. Dimarogonas
  • Mario Di Bernardo
  • Karl Henrik Johansson
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-213
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems
Issue number2
Early online date30 Apr 2015
DateAccepted/In press - 18 Feb 2015
DateE-pub ahead of print - 30 Apr 2015
DatePublished (current) - 1 Jun 2015


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.

    Research areas

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

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