Event-Triggered Stabilization of a Class of Nonlinear Time-Delay Systems

Pengpeng Zhang, Tengfei Liu, Zhong Ping Jiang

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This article presents a solution to event-triggered stabilization of a class of nonlinear time-delay systems in the strict-feedback form. Set-valued maps are employed to handle the event-triggered sampling errors, and the closed-loop system is transformed into an interconnection of input-to-state stable subsystems through a set-valued constructive design. The event trigger is designed to satisfy a cyclic-small-gain condition, and the stability of the closed-loop event-triggered system is guaranteed by the cyclic-small-gain theorem for time-delay systems. The proposed design is verified by a practical example of cascade connected reactors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number9031377
Pages (from-to)421-428
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2021


  • Event-triggered control
  • global asymptotic stabilization
  • nonlinear time-delay system
  • small-gain design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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