Practical stability and stabilization of hybrid and switched systems

Xuping Xu, Guisheng Zhai

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In this note, practical stability and stabilization problems for hybrid and switched systems are studied. The main results of this note include a direct method for the ε-practical stability analysis of hybrid systems and sufficient conditions for the practical stabilizability of switched systems. We construct an ε-practically stabilizing switching law in the proof of the practical stabilizability result and apply it to a tracking problem to show its effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1897-1903
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov
Externally publishedYes


  • Hybrid systems
  • Stability
  • Stabilization
  • Switched systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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