Stabilization of linear systems under coarse quantization and time delays

Yoav Sharon, Daniel Liberzon

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We consider the problem of stabilizing a control system using a coarse state quantizer in the presence of time delays. We assume the quantizer has an adjustable "center" and "zoom" parameters, and employ an alternating "zoom out"/"zoom in" mechanism in order to achieve a large region of attraction while having the system converge to a small region around the origin. This mechanism is adopted from our previous work where delays were not considered. Here we show that the control system, using the same mechanism and without making any changes in order to accommodate delays explicitly, remains stable under small delays. The main tool we use to prove the result is the nonlinear small-gain theorem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2nd IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems, NecSys'10
PublisherIFAC Secretariat
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783902661821
StatePublished - 2010

Publication series

NameIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
ISSN (Print)1474-6670


  • Delays
  • Quantization
  • Stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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