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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 4840859, 8 pages
Research Article

Stabilization of Continuous-Time Random Switching Systems via a Fault-Tolerant Controller

School of Information and Control Engineering, Liaoning Shihua University, Fushun, Liaoning 113001, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Guoliang Wang

Received 18 February 2017; Accepted 13 March 2017; Published 20 March 2017

Academic Editor: Mohammad D. Aliyu

Copyright © 2017 Guoliang Wang and Zhiqiang 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.


This paper focuses on the stabilization problem of continuous-time random switching systems via exploiting a fault-tolerant controller, where the dwell time of each subsystem consists of a fixed part and random part. It is known from the traditional design methods that the computational complexity of LMIs related to the quantity of fault combination is very large; particularly system dimension or amount of subsystems is large. In order to reduce the number of the used fault combinations, new sufficient LMI conditions for designing such a controller are established by a robust approach, which are fault-free and could be solved directly. Moreover, the fault-tolerant stabilization realized by a mode-independent controller is considered and suitably applied to a practical case without mode information. Finally, a numerical example is used to demonstrate the effectiveness and superiority of the proposed methods.