Distributed sampled-data control of Kuramoto–Sivashinsky equation

Wen Kang*, Emilia Fridman

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The paper is devoted to distributed sampled-data control of nonlinear PDE system governed by 1-D Kuramoto–Sivashinsky equation. It is assumed that N sensors provide sampled in time spatially distributed (either point or averaged) measurements of the state over N sampling spatial intervals. Locally stabilizing sampled-data controllers are designed that are applied through distributed in space shape functions and zero-order hold devices. Given upper bounds on the sampling intervals in time and in space, sufficient conditions ensuring regional exponential stability of the closed-loop system are established in terms of Linear Matrix Inequalities (LMIs) by using the time-delay approach to sampled-data control and Lyapunov–Krasovskii method. As it happened in the case of diffusion equation, the descriptor method appeared to be an efficient tool for the stability analysis of the sampled-data Kuramoto–Sivashinsky equation. An estimate on the domain of attraction is also given. A numerical example demonstrates the efficiency of the results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)514-524
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Sep 2018


FundersFunder number
Israel Science Foundation1128/14


    • Kuramoto–Sivashinsky equation
    • Linear matrix inequalities
    • Sampled-data control


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