Eli Gershon*, Uri Shaked

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This chapter is the introduction to Part I of the book. It provides a thorough introduction to the area of switched systems, in general, and to switched systems with dwell time in particular. Switched systems are encountered in many fields of engineering (electrical, mechanical, aerospace, biological, and medical, to name a few). In many cases, switchings are also introduced, deliberately, to improve the behavior of the control systems. In this part of the book, we concentrate on switching with dwell time. These switchings are characterized by the fact that once a switching occurred there is a minimum time interval, called dwell time during which further switching cannot occur. In this part of the book, we consider the stability, the state-feedback control design and estimation of continuous- and discrete-time switched systems with dwell time in the presence of parameters uncertainties. The theory developed is applied to cases where deliberate switchings are introduced to the control design in order to improve the performance and to overcome an excessive parameter uncertainty. At the end of Part I of the book, we treat the output-feedback control of switched systems with dwell and also show how our results can be used in Fault-tolerant Control by assuming an infinitely large dwell time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences
ISSN (Print)0170-8643
ISSN (Electronic)1610-7411


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