Discretized lyapunov function approach for switched linear systems under dwell time constraint

Yongchi Zhao, Shengxian Zhuang, Weiming Xiang, Lin Du

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This paper is concerned with the stability and disturbance attenuation properties of switched linear system with dwell time constraint. A novel time-scheduled Lyapunov function is introduced to deal with the problems studied in this paper. To numerically check the existence of such time-scheduled Lyapunov function, the discretized Lyapunov function technique usually used in time-delay system is developed in the context of switched system in continuous-time cases. Based on discretized Lyapunov function, sufficient conditions ensuring dwell-time constrained switched system global uniformly asymptotically stable are established, then the disturbance attenuation properties in the sense of L 2 gain are studied. The main advantage of discretized Lyapunov function approach is that the derived sufficient conditions are convex in subsystem matrices, which makes the analysis results easily used and generalized. Thus, the H ∞ control synthesis problem is considered. On the basis of analysis results in hand, the control synthesis procedures including both controller and switching law design are unified into one-step method which explicitly facilitates the control synthesis process. Several numerical examples are provided to illustrate the results within our paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number905968
JournalAbstract and Applied Analysis
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics


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