Electron. J. Diff. Equ., Vol. 2010(2010), No. 21, pp. 1-18.

Asymptotic stability of switching systems

Driss Boularas, David Cheban

In this article, we study the uniform asymptotic stability of the switched system $u'=f_{\nu(t)}(u)$, $u\in \mathbb{R}^n$, where $\nu:\mathbb{R}_{+}\to \{1,2,\dots,m\}$ is an arbitrary piecewise constant function. We find criteria for the asymptotic stability of nonlinear systems. In particular, for slow and homogeneous systems, we prove that the asymptotic stability of each individual equation $u'=f_p(u)$ ( $p\in \{1,2,\dots,m\}$) implies the uniform asymptotic stability of the system (with respect to switched signals). For linear switched systems (i.e., $f_p(u)=A_pu$, where $A_p$ is a linear mapping acting on $E^n$) we establish the following result: The linear switched system is uniformly asymptotically stable if it does not admit nontrivial bounded full trajectories and at least one of the equations $x'=A_px$ is asymptotically stable. We study this problem in the framework of linear non-autonomous dynamical systems (cocyles).

Submitted December 21, 2009. Published February 2, 2010.
Math Subject Classifications: 34A37, 34D20, 34D23, 34D45, 37B55, 37C75, 93D20.
Key Words: Uniform asymptotic stability; cocycles; globalattractors; uniform exponential stability; switched systems.

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Driss Boularas
Xlim, UMR 6090, DMI, Faculté de Sciences
Université de Limoges
123, Avenue A. Thomas
87060, Limoges, France
email: driss.boularas@unilim.fr
David Cheban
State University of Moldova
Department of Mathematics and Informatics
A. Mateevich Street 60
MD-2009 Chisinau, Moldova
email: cheban@usm.md

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