Networked Control under DoS Attacks: Tradeoffs between Resilience and Data Rate

Shuai Feng, Ahmet Cetinkaya, Hideaki Ishii, Pietro Tesi, Claudio De Persis

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In this article, we study communication-constrained networked control problems for linear time-invariant systems in the presence of Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks, namely attacks that prevent transmissions over the communication network. Our article aims at exploring the tradeoffs between system resilience and network bandwidth capacity. Given a class of DoS attacks, we characterize the bit-rate conditions that are dependent on the unstable eigenvalues of the dynamic matrix of the plant and the parameters of DoS attacks, under which exponential stability of the closed-loop system can be guaranteed. Our characterization clearly shows the tradeoffs between the communication bandwidth and resilience against DoS. An example is given to illustrate the proposed approach.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9037327
Pages (from-to)460-467
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks
  • networked control systems
  • quantized control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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