# Clocks and Insensitivity to Small Measurement Errors

ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations (2010)

- Volume: 4, page 537-557
- ISSN: 1292-8119

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topSontag, Eduardo D.. "Clocks and Insensitivity to Small Measurement Errors." ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations 4 (2010): 537-557. <http://eudml.org/doc/116549>.

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abstract = {
This paper deals with the problem of stabilizing a system in the presence of
small measurement errors. It is known that, for general stabilizable systems,
there may be no possible memoryless state feedback which is robust with
respect to such errors. In contrast, a precise result is given here, showing
that, if a (continuous-time, finite-dimensional) system is stabilizable in any
way whatsoever (even by means of a dynamic, time varying, discontinuous,
feedback) then it can also be semiglobally and practically
stabilized in a way which is insensitive to
small measurement errors, by means of a hybrid strategy based on the idea of
sampling at a “slow enough” rate.
},

author = {Sontag, Eduardo D.},

journal = {ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations},

keywords = {Control systems; feedback stabilization; controllability.; nonlinear control system; discontinuous feedback; piecewise constant feedback; Lyapunov function; sampling schedule; stabilization},

language = {eng},

month = {3},

pages = {537-557},

publisher = {EDP Sciences},

title = {Clocks and Insensitivity to Small Measurement Errors},

url = {http://eudml.org/doc/116549},

volume = {4},

year = {2010},

}

TY - JOUR

AU - Sontag, Eduardo D.

TI - Clocks and Insensitivity to Small Measurement Errors

JO - ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations

DA - 2010/3//

PB - EDP Sciences

VL - 4

SP - 537

EP - 557

AB -
This paper deals with the problem of stabilizing a system in the presence of
small measurement errors. It is known that, for general stabilizable systems,
there may be no possible memoryless state feedback which is robust with
respect to such errors. In contrast, a precise result is given here, showing
that, if a (continuous-time, finite-dimensional) system is stabilizable in any
way whatsoever (even by means of a dynamic, time varying, discontinuous,
feedback) then it can also be semiglobally and practically
stabilized in a way which is insensitive to
small measurement errors, by means of a hybrid strategy based on the idea of
sampling at a “slow enough” rate.

LA - eng

KW - Control systems; feedback stabilization; controllability.; nonlinear control system; discontinuous feedback; piecewise constant feedback; Lyapunov function; sampling schedule; stabilization

UR - http://eudml.org/doc/116549

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