A Stability Criterion for Networked Control Systems With Packetized Transmissions

Martin Steinberger*, Martin Horn

*Corresponding author for this work

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A stability criterion for networked feedback loops with time-varying measurement delays is proposed. It allows to check stability under the presence of different
packetized network transmission policies where, e.g., newer packets may arrive at the same time or before older packets. The criterion is based on the small gain theorem and explicitly takes into account a packet selection and hold mechanism at the receiver side. It can easily be checked in frequency domain and does not involve any computationally expensive optimization algorithms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)911-916
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Control Systems Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Networked Control Systems
  • delay systems
  • network analysis and control
  • stability of linear systems
  • Time-varying systems
  • small gain theorem
  • time-varying systems
  • Networked control systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Optimization
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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