Stabilization by switching of parabolic PDEs with spatially scheduled actuators and sensors

Wen Kang*, Emilia Fridman, Chuan Xin Liu

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This paper addresses a switched sampled-data control design for stabilization of Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation under the Dirichlet/periodic boundary conditions with spatially scheduled actuators. It is supposed that discrete-time point-like or averaged measurements are available. The system is known to be stabilizable by static output-feedback employing several distributed in space actuators and sensors, but is not stabilizable by only one of the actuator–sensor pairs. Does there exist a switching stabilizing static output-feedback such that at all times, only one actuator–sensor pair is active? We give a positive answer and find the appropriate switching sampled-data control law. The proposed switching controller can be implemented either by N actuators and sensors placed in each subdomain (here switching control may reduce the energy that the system spends) or by using one actuator–sensor pair that can move to the active subdomain. For implementation of the control law by moving actuators and sensors, we take into account a moving time by treating it as an additional switching between the open-loop system and the closed-loop switched system. The guidance of active (or mobile) actuators and sensors is provided by using output-dependent switching. Constructive conditions are derived to ensure that the resulting closed-loop system is regionally stable by means of the Lyapunov approach. Numerical example illustrates the efficiency of the method.

Original languageEnglish
Article number110668
StatePublished - Jan 2023


  • Parabolic PDEs
  • Sampled-data control
  • Scheduled actuators
  • State/output-dependent switching


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