Further on the controllability of networked MIMO LTI systems

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1778-1788
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control
Issue number5
Online published16 Nov 2017
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2018


Further on the controllability of networked multiple-input–multiple-output systems, an efficient, necessary, and sufficient condition is derived, where the network topology is directed and weighted and the nodes are higher-dimensional linear time-invariant systems. The new condition is easier to verify, which explicitly shows the effects of the network topology, node-system dynamics, external control inputs, and inner interactions on the controllability of the whole networked system. For networked multiple-input–multiple-output systems in several specific topologies, the corresponding conditions are expressed more precisely. The effectiveness of the conditions is demonstrated through several examples.

Research Area(s)

  • controllability, MIMO LTI system, networked system, observability