Optimization and Systems Theory Seminar
Friday, June 4, 1999, 11.00-12.00, Room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25

Professor W. P. Dayawansa
Dept of Mathematics
Texas Tech. University
Lubbock, Texas, USA

Lyapunov functions for switching systems

Control systems encountered in many engineering applications are inherently multi-modal in the sense that their dynamics can be only described via several dynamical models, each valid only during a certain regime of operation. In some instances, such as a mobile robot operating in an unknown hazardous environment, switching between modes can take place in a fairly arbitrary manner. An interesting problem related to such systems is that of stability analysis. In this talk we consider a class of multi-modal control systems, define some relevant stability concepts and address the issue of verification of stability.
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Last update: June 1, 1999 by Anders Forsgren, anders.forsgren@math.kth.se.