Driving a linear constant system by a piecewise constant control

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Recent studies have shown that complete controllability by means of all admissible controls is equivalent to complete controllability by means of piecewise constant controls with n preassigned switching times. This paper addresses the problem of determining the switching times and provides a simple algorithm for the derivation of a piecewise constant control function which accomplishes the transfer of the system from its current position to a desired reachable target. A discussion on the applications of the results obtained in this study to design problems, especially to computer-controlled systems, is given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)815-825
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Control
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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