Stability analysis by averaging: A time-delay approach

Emilia Fridman*, Jin Zhang*

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We study stability of linear systems with fast time-varying coefficients. The classical averaging method guarantees the stability of such systems for small enough values of parameter provided the corresponding averaged system is stable. However, it is difficult to find an upper bound on the small parameter by using classical tools for asymptotic analysis. In this paper we introduce an efficient constructive method for finding an upper bound on the value of the small parameter that guarantees a desired exponential decay rate. We transform the system to a model with time-delays of the length of the small parameter. The resulting time-delay system is a perturbation of the averaged LTI system which is assumed to be exponentially stable. The stability of the time-delay system guarantees the stability of the original one. We construct an appropriate Lyapunov functional for finding sufficient stability conditions in the form of linear matrix inequalities (LMIs). The upper bound on the small parameter that preserves the exponential stability is found from LMIs. Two numerical examples (stabilization by vibrational control and by time-dependent switching) illustrate the efficiency of the method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4833-4837
Number of pages5
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2020
Event21st IFAC World Congress 2020 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 12 Jul 202017 Jul 2020


FundersFunder number
Israel Science Foundation673/19
Tel Aviv University
Council for Higher Education


    • Averaging
    • LMIs
    • Linear systems
    • Lyapunov-Krasovskii method
    • Time-delay systems


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