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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2016, Article ID 7920394, 14 pages
Research Article

Observer-Based Event-Triggered Control for Switched Systems with Time-Varying Delay and Norm-Bounded Disturbance

Department of Automation, School of Information Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Anhui 230027, China

Received 31 August 2015; Accepted 2 March 2016

Academic Editor: Naohisa Otsuka

Copyright © 2016 Guoqi Ma 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 observed-based event-triggered control for switched linear systems with time-varying delay and exogenous disturbance. First by employing a state observer, an observer-based event-triggered controller is designed to guarantee the finite-time boundedness and finite-time stabilization of the resulting dynamic augmented closed-loop system. Then based on the Lyapunov-like function method and the average dwell time technique, some sufficient conditions are given to ensure the finite-time boundedness and finite-time stabilization, respectively. Furthermore, the lower bound of the minimum interevent interval is proved to be positive, which thus excludes the Zeno behavior of sampling. A numerical example is finally exploited to verify the effectiveness and potential of the achieved control scheme.