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Feedback Control of Hybrid Dynamical Systems

  • Dr. Ricardo G.  Sanfelice
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5102-9_271-2


The control of systems with hybrid dynamics requires algorithms capable of dealing with the intricate combination of continuous and discrete behavior, which typically emerges from the presence of continuous processes, switching devices, and logic for control. Several analysis and design techniques have been proposed for the control of nonlinear continuous-time plants, but little is known about controlling plants that feature truly hybrid behavior. This short entry focuses on recent advances in the design of feedback control algorithms for hybrid dynamical systems. The focus is on hybrid feedback controllers that are systematically designed employing Lyapunov-based methods. The control design techniques summarized in this entry include control Lyapunov function-based control, passivity-based control, and trajectory tracking control.


Feedback control Hybrid control Hybrid systems Asymptotic stability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dr. Ricardo G.  Sanfelice
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  1. 1.Department of Computer EngineeringUniversity of California at Santa CruzSanta Cruz,CAUSA