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Discrete-time stochastic control systems: a continuous Lyapunov function implies robustness to strictly causal perturbations

Author(s):

S. Grammatico, A. Subbaraman, A.R. Teel
Conference/Journal:

Automatica, vol. 49, no. 10, pp. 2939-2952
Abstract:

Discrete-time stochastic systems employing possibly discontinuous state-feedback control laws are addressed. Allowing discontinuous feedbacks is fundamental for stochastic systems regulated, for instance, by optimization-based control laws. We introduce generalized random solutions for discontinuous stochastic systems to guarantee existence of solutions and to generate enough solutions to get an accurate picture of robustness with respect to strictly causal perturbations. Under basic regularity conditions, the existence of a continuous stochastic Lyapunov function is sufficient to establish that asymptotic stability in probability for the closed-loop system is robust to sufficiently small, state-dependent, strictly causal, worst-case perturbations. Robustness of a weaker stochastic stability property called recurrence is also shown in a global sense in the case of state-dependent perturbations, and in a semiglobal practical sense in the case of persistent perturbations. An example shows that a continuous stochastic Lyapunov function is not sufficient for robustness to arbitrarily small worst-case disturbances that are not strictly causal. Our positive results are also illustrated by examples.

Year:

2013
Type of Publication:

(01)Article
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% Autogenerated BibTeX entry
@Article { GraSub:2013:IFA_4430,
    author={S. Grammatico and A. Subbaraman and A.R. Teel},
    title={{Discrete-time stochastic control systems: a continuous
	  Lyapunov function implies robustness to strictly causal
	  perturbations}},
    journal={Automatica},
    year={2013},
    volume={49},
    number={10},
    pages={2939--2952},
    month=oct,
    url={http://control.ee.ethz.ch/index.cgi?page=publications;action=details;id=4430}
}
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