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In this paper, we study the problem of stabilizing continuous-time switched linear systems with quantized output feedback. We assume that the observer and the control gain are given for each mode. Also, the plant mode is known to the controller and the quantizer. Extending the result in the non-switched case, we develop an update rule of the quantizer to achieve asymptotic stability of the closed-loop system under the average dwell-time assumption. To avoid quantizer saturation, we adjust the quantizer at every switching time.

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We propose an encoding and control strategy for the stabilization of switched systems with limited information, supposing the controller is given for each mode. Only the quantized output and the active mode of the plant at each sampling time are transmitted to the controller. Due to switching, the active mode of the plant may be different from that of the controller in the closed-loop system. Hence if switching occurs, the quantizer must recalculate a bounded set containing the estimation error for quantization at the next sampling time. We establish the global asymptotic stability under a slow-switching assumption on dwell time and average dwell time. To this end, we construct multiple discrete-time Lyapunov functions with respect to the estimated state and the size of the bounded set.

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We propose a stability analysis method for sampled-data switched linear systems with quantization. The available information to the controller is limited: the quantized state and switching signal at each sampling time. Switching between sampling times can produce the mismatch of the modes between the plant and the controller. Moreover, the coarseness of quantization makes the trajectory wander around, not approach, the origin. Hence the trajectory may leave the desired neighborhood if the mismatch leads to instability of the closed-loop system. For the stability of the switched systems, we develop a sufficient condition characterized by the total mismatch time. The relationship between the mismatch time and the dwell time of the switching signal is also discussed.

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By employing a nonnegative function V (x), we extend the definitions of small-time and large-time state-norm observability to the definitions of small-time and large-time V (x) observability. Based on the concept of V (x) observability, we stabilize the invariant sets of the switched systems with passive subsystems by using the bounded output feedback and the dynamic output feedback. The results are proved in detail by using multiple Lyapunov functions. Numerical examples are employed to verify the proposed method.

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This note is concerned with the switched systems consisting of single input-single output linear subsystems. The problem is to construct output feedback control analytically and make the closed-loop subsystems share a common quadratic Lyapunov function. Based on solvable Lie algebra condition and the complete form of the solution to generalized Sylvester equation, the eigenstructure assignment approach is proposed to establish the existent criterion of feedback control, through which the controller is explicitly formulated. A numerical example is worked out in detail to demonstrate the proposed method.

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In the present work, sufficient conditions for global stabilization of nonlinear uncertain systems by means of discrete-delay static output feedback are presented. Illustrating examples show the efficiency of the proposed control strategy.

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A switched system approach is proposed to model networked control systems (NCSs) with communication constraints. This enables us to apply the rich theory of switched systems to analyzing such NCSs. Sufficient conditions are presented on the stabilization of NCSs. Stabilizing state/output feedback controllers can be constructed by using the feasible solutions of some linear matrix inequalities (LMIs). The merit of our proposed approach is that the behavior of the NCSs can be studied by considering switched system without augmenting the system. A simulation example is worked out to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach.

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We analyze a classification of two main families of controllers that are of interest when the feedback loop is subject to switching propagation delays due to routing via a wireless multi-hop communication network. We show that we can cast this problem as a subclass of classical switching systems, which is a non-trivial generalization of classical LTI systems with timevarying delays. We consider both cases where delay-dependent and delay independent controllers are used, and show that both can be modeled as switching systems with unconstrained switchings. We provide NP-hardness results for the stability verification problem, and propose a general methodology for approximate stability analysis with arbitrary precision. We finally give evidence that non-trivial design problems arise for which new algorithmic methods are needed.

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In this paper, we study the output feedback stabilization for a scalar conservation law with a nonlocal velocity, that models a highly re-entrant manufacturing system as encountered in semi-conductor production. By spectral analysis, we obtain a complete result on the exponential stabilization for the linearized control system. Moreover, by using a Lyapunov function approach, we also prove the exponential stabilization results for the nonlinear control system in certain cases.

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This paper concerns static output feedback design of discrete-time linear switched system using switched Lyapunov functions (SLFs). A new characterization of stability for the switched system under arbitrary switching is first given together with -performance evaluation. The various conditions are given through a family of LMIs (Linear Matrix Inequalities) parameterized by a scalar variable which offers an additional degree of freedom, enabling, at the expense of a relatively small degree of complexity in the numerical treatment (one line search), to provide better results compared to previous one. The control is defined as a switched static output feedback which guarantees stability and -performance for the closed-loop system. A numerical example is presented to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed conditions.