Impulse-free interval-stabilization of switched differential algebraic equations

Paul Wijnbergen*, Stephan Trenn

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In this paper stabilization of switched differential algebraic equations is considered, where Dirac impulses in both the input and the state trajectory are to be avoided during the stabilization process. First it is shown that stabilizability of a switched DAE and the existence of impulse-free solutions are merely necessary conditions for impulse-free stabilizability. Then necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of impulse-free solutions are given, which motivate the definition of (impulse-free) interval-stabilization on a finite interval. Under a uniformity assumption, which can be verified for a broad class of switched systems, stabilizability on an infinite interval can be concluded based on interval-stabilizability. As a result a characterization of impulse-free interval stabilizability is given and as a corollary we provide a novel impulse-free null-controllability characterization. Finally, the results are compared to results on interval-stabilizability where Dirac impulses are allowed in the input and state trajectory.
Original languageEnglish
Article number104870
Number of pages10
JournalSystems & Control Letters
Early online date23-Jan-2021
Publication statusPublished - Mar-2021


  • Switched systems
  • Differential algebraic equations
  • Stabilizability
  • Controllability
  • Impulsive behavior

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