Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 605017, 7 pages
Research Article

Stabilization Strategies of Supply Networks with Stochastic Switched Topology

1State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and Safety, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China
2Institute of Systems Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China

Received 1 April 2013; Revised 9 June 2013; Accepted 9 June 2013

Academic Editor: Zhihong Guan

Copyright © 2013 Shukai Li et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In this paper, a dynamical supply networks model with stochastic switched topology is presented, in which the stochastic switched topology is dependent on a continuous time Markov process. The goal is to design the state-feedback control strategies to stabilize the dynamical supply networks. Based on Lyapunov stability theory, sufficient conditions for the existence of state feedback control strategies are given in terms of matrix inequalities, which ensure the robust stability of the supply networks at the stationary states and a prescribed disturbance attenuation level with respect to the uncertain demand. A numerical example is given to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.