Volume 18, Number 2, April-June 2012
|Page(s)||360 - 382|
|Published online||13 April 2011|
A discussion on the Hölder and robust finite-time partial stabilizability of Brockett’s integrator∗
Facultédes Sciences de Bizerte, Département de Mathématiques and
Laboratoire d’Ingénierie Mathématique, École Polytechnique de Tunisie, Université de
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Revised: 22 November 2010
We consider chained systems that model various systems of mechanical or biological origin. It is known according to Brockett that this class of systems, which are controllable, is not stabilizable by continuous stationary feedback (i.e. independent of time). Various approaches have been proposed to remedy this problem, especially instationary or discontinuous feedbacks. Here, we look at another stabilization strategy (by continuous stationary or discontinuous feedbacks) to ensure the asymptotic stability even in finite time for some variables, while other variables do converge, and not necessarily toward equilibrium. Furthermore, we build feedbacks that permit to vanish the two first components of the Brockett integrator in finite time, while ensuring the convergence of the last one. The considering feedbacks are continuous and discontinuous and regular outside zero.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 93D15 / 93C10 / 93D09
Key words: Brockett’s integrator / discontinuous feedback law / finite-time partial stability / rational partial stability / robust control
© EDP Sciences, SMAI, 2011
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