Global stabilization of partially linear composite systems

A. Saberi, P. V. Kokotovic, H. J. Sussmann

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It is shown that a linearly controllable and nonlinearly asymptotically stable cascade system is globally stabilizable by smooth dynamic state feedback if (a) the linear subsystem is right-invertible and weakly minimum phase, and (b) the only linear variables entering the nonlinear subsystem are the output and the zero dynamics corresponding to this output. Both of these conditions are coordinate-free, and there is freedom of choice for the linear output variable. This result generalizes several earlier sufficient conditions for stabilizability. The weak minimum-phase condition for the linear subsystem cannot be relaxed unless a growth restriction is imposed on the nonlinear subsystem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1385-1391
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 28th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Part 2 (of 3) - Tampa, FL, USA
Duration: Dec 13 1989Dec 15 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Control and Optimization

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