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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2014, Article ID 176919, 6 pages
Research Article

Finite-Time Stability and Stabilization of Networked Control Systems with Bounded Markovian Packet Dropout

Department of Mathematics and Computational Science, Huainan Normal University, 238 Dongshan West Road, Huainan 232038, China

Received 7 January 2014; Accepted 25 February 2014; Published 23 March 2014

Academic Editor: Jinde Cao

Copyright © 2014 Yeguo Sun and Guanjun Li. 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.


The finite-time stability and stabilization problems of a class of networked control systems (NCSs) with bounded Markovian packet dropout are investigated. The main results provided in the paper are sufficient conditions for finite-time stability and stabilization via state feedback. An iterative approach is proposed to model NCSs with bounded packet dropout as jump linear systems (JLSs). Based on Lyapunov stability theory and JLSs theory, the sufficient conditions for finite-time stability and stabilization of the underlying systems are derived via linear matrix inequalities (LMIs) formulation. Lastly, an illustrative example is given to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed results.