Synthesis for Constrained Nonlinear Systems Using Hybridization and Robust Controllers on Simplices

Abstract : In this technical note, we propose an approach to controller synthesis for a class of constrained nonlinear systems. It is based on the use of a hybridization, that is a hybrid abstraction of the nonlinear dynamics. This abstraction is defined on a triangulation of the state-space where on each simplex of the triangulation, the nonlinear dynamics is conservatively approximated by an affine system subject to disturbances. Except for the disturbances, this hybridization can be seen as a piecewise affine hybrid system on simplices for which appealing control synthesis techniques have been developed in the past decade. We extend these techniques to handle systems subject to disturbances by synthesizing and coordinating local robust affine controllers defined on the simplices of the triangulation. We show that the resulting hybrid controller can be used to control successfully the original constrained nonlinear system. Our approach, though conservative, can be fully automated and is computationally tractable. To show its effectiveness in practical applications, we apply our method to control a pendulum mounted on a cart.
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Antoine Girard, Samuel Martin. Synthesis for Constrained Nonlinear Systems Using Hybridization and Robust Controllers on Simplices. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2012, 57 (4), pp.1046-1051. ⟨10.1109/TAC.2011.2168874⟩. ⟨hal-00765680⟩

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