A piecewise ellipsoidal reachable set estimation method for continuous bimodal piecewise affine systems [article]

Thuan Le Quang, Nam Phan Thanh, Simone Baldi
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In this work, the issue of estimation of reachable sets in continuous bimodal piecewise affine systems is studied. A new method is proposed, in the framework of ellipsoidal bounding, using piecewise quadratic Lyapunov functions. Although bimodal piecewise affine systems can be seen as a special class of affine hybrid systems, reachability methods developed for affine hybrid systems might be inappropriately complex for bimodal dynamics. This work goes in the direction of exploiting the dynamical
more » ... structure of the system to propose a simpler approach. More specifically, because of the piecewise nature of the Lyapunov function, we first derive conditions to ensure that a given quadratic function is positive on half spaces. Then, we exploit the property of bimodal piecewise quadratic functions being continuous on a given hyperplane. Finally, linear matrix characterizations of the estimate of the reachable set are derived.
arXiv:2106.06776v1 fatcat:qewtw3vfsjgdbhrx7rcqvu2a4q