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In this paper, the problem of practical stability of some classes of continuous-time switched systems is studied. The main results of this paper include some sufficient conditions concerning practical stability of continuous-time switched nonlinear systems without a common equilibria for all subsystems. In this class of switched systems, the equilibrium point varies discontinuously according to a time-dependent switching signal. So, stability with respect to a set, rather than a particular point, is discussed. Using this preliminary result, we present sufficient conditions in the form of linear matrix inequalities (LMIs) for practical stability of a particular class of switched systems without common equilibria: the switched affine systems. An illustrative example is presented to show the validity of the results.
Date of Conference: 19-21 Dec. 2011