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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 604249, 9 pages
Research Article

Observer-Based Control Design for Nonlinear Networked Control Systems with Limited Information

1School of Automation, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China
2Department of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Agder, 4898 Grimstad, Norway

Received 13 May 2013; Accepted 21 July 2013

Academic Editor: Ferenc Hartung

Copyright © 2013 Yilin Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper is concerned with the problem of designing a robust observer-based controller for discrete-time networked systems with limited information. An improved networked control system model is proposed and the effects of random packet dropout, time-varying delay, and quantization are considered simultaneously. Based on the obtained model, a stability criterion is developed by constructing an appropriate Lyapunov-Krasovskii functional and sufficient conditions for the existence of a dynamic quantized output feedback controller which are given in terms of linear matrix inequalities (LMIs) such that the augmented error system is stochastically stable with an performance level. An example is presented to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.