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A switching anti-windup design using multiple Lyapunov functions

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2 Author(s)
Liang Lu ; Department of Automation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China ; Zongli Lin

This paper proposes a switching anti-windup design, which aims to enlarge the domain of attraction of the closed-loop system. Multiple anti-windup gains along with an index function that orchestrates the switching among these anti-windup gains are designed based on the min function of multiple quadratic Lyapunov functions. In comparison with the design of a non-switching anti-windup gain which maximizes a contractively invariant level set of a single quadratic Lyapunov function as a way to increase the size of the domain of attraction, the use of multiple Lyapunov functions and switching in the proposed design allows the union of the level sets of the multiple Lyapunov functions, each of which is not necessarily contractively invariant, to be contractively invariant and within the domain of attraction. As a result, the resulting domain of attraction is expected to be significantly larger than the one resulting from a single anti-windup gain and a single Lyapunov function. Indeed, simulation results demonstrate such a significant improvement.

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Decision and Control, 2009 held jointly with the 2009 28th Chinese Control Conference. CDC/CCC 2009. Proceedings of the 48th IEEE Conference on

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15-18 Dec. 2009