Adaptive Control of Multivariable Networked Systems with uncertain Time Delays

Martin Steinberger, Martin Horn, Antonella Ferrara

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A discrete-time adaptive control approach for uncertain linear multivariable networked systems is proposed. It is capable of dealing with unknown time delays introduced by a communication network between a plant and a controller. Based on the idea of model reference adaptive control, two adaptive laws are presented to reduce the conservativeness that is usually introduced when the time delays are unknown. The stability of the closed-loop system is proven. Simulation examples provide a comparison of the proposed techniques to a nonadaptive algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-496
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Networked Control
  • Time Delay System
  • Adaptive Control
  • discrete-time Sliding Mode Control
  • Networked Control Systems
  • uncertain time delays
  • Adaptation models
  • Delay effects
  • Adaptive control
  • Task analysis
  • Delays
  • Closed loop systems
  • Communication networks
  • networked control
  • time-delay system
  • discrete-time sliding-mode control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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