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A novel class of dynamic, energy-based hybrid controllers is proposed as a means for achieving enhanced energy dissipation in lossless dynamical systems. These dynamic controllers combine a logical switching architecture with continuous dynamics to guarantee that the system plant energy is strictly decreasing across switchings. The general framework leads to closed-loop systems described by impulsive differential equations. In addition, we construct hybrid dynamic controllers that guarantee that the closed-loop system is consistent with basic thermodynamic principles. In particular, the existence of an entropy function for the closed-loop system is established that satisfies a hybrid Clausius-type inequality. Special cases of energy-based and entropy-based hybrid controllers involving state-dependent switching are described.
Date of Publication: Sept. 2007