Event-Triggered Control for Discrete-Time Systems Using a Positive Systems Approach

Frederic Mazenc, Michael Malisoff, Corina Barbalata, Zhong Ping Jiang

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We provide an output feedback event-triggered controller for discrete-time linear systems. We make novel use of positive systems, interval observers, an event-triggered state estimator, and triggering times that are computed from estimator values. This provides a discrete-time analog of our recent positive systems approach for continuous-time systems. A key novel ingredient in our discrete-time event triggers is their use of vectors of absolute values, instead of the usual Euclidean norm. We illustrate the benefits of our method using a model for event-triggered BlueROV2 underwater vehicles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1843-1848
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Control Systems Letters
StatePublished - 2022


  • Stabilization
  • event-triggered

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Control and Optimization


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