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Switched Linear Systems

Control and Design

  • Provides a strategic framework for research into an important class of hybrid systems which will facilitate the interrelation of previous results and instil a rational approach to further work

  • The first window in book form on the latest research from a prolific and well-respected control laboratory


Part of the Communications and Control Engineering book series (CCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Pages 1-30
  3. Pages 179-222
  4. Pages 223-260
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 279-288

About this book


Switched linear systems have a long history in the control literature but-along with hybrid systems more generally-they have enjoyed a particular growth in interest since the 1990s. The large amount of data and ideas thus generated have, until now, lacked a co-ordinating framework to focus them effectively on some of the fundamental issues such as the problems of robust stabilizing switching design, feedback stabilization and optimal switching.

This deficiency is resolved by Switched Linear Systems which features:

• nucleus of constructive design approaches based on canonical decomposition and forming a sound basis for the systematic treatment of secondary results;

• theoretical exploration and logical association of several independent but pivotal concerns in control design as they pertain to switched linear systems: controllability and observability, feedback stabilization, optimization and periodic switching;

• a reliable foundation for further theoretical research as well as design guidance for real life engineering applications through the integration of novel ideas, fresh insights and rigorous results.

Primarily intended for researchers and engineers in the systems and control community, postgraduate students will also discover that this is perfect complementary reading especially for those studying intelligent, adaptive or robust control.


Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Control Design Control Theory Feedback Feedback Stabilization Hybrid Systems Linear Systems Normal Optimization Periodic Switching Switched Systems Switching control engineering reading systems theory

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Hamilton InstituteNational University of IrelandMaynooth, County KildareIreland
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingapore

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The style of the book is clear and concise with many illustrative examples. The main results presented in the book are original contributions of the authors, and represent the culmination of years of rigorous and insightful research. Therefore, the book provides a valuable resource for researchers and engineers interested in switched systems. The book can also serve as a complementary reading for linear/nonlinear systems theory at the graduate level.

IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 51 (2006) 1585 – 1586 (Reviewer: Hai Lin)