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Exponential Stabilization of Driftless Nonlinear Control Systems using Homogeneous Feedback

M'Closkey, Robert T. and Murray, Richard M. (1995) Exponential Stabilization of Driftless Nonlinear Control Systems using Homogeneous Feedback. California Institute of Technology . (Unpublished)

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This paper focuses on the problem of exponential stabilization of controllable, driftless systems using time-varying, homogeneous feedback. The analysis is performed with respect to a homogeneous norm in a non-standard dilation that is compatible with the algebraic structure of the control Lie algebra. Using this structure, we show that any continuous, time-varying controller that achieves exponential stabilization relative to the Euclidean norm is necessarily non-Lipschitz. Despite these restrictions, we provide a set of constructive, sufficient conditions for extending smooth, asymptotic stabilizers to homogeneous, exponential stabilizers. The modified feedbacks are everywhere continuous, smooth away from the origin, and can be extended to a large class of systems with torque inputs. The feedback laws are applied to an experimental mobile robot and show significant improvement in convergence rate over smooth stabilizers.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Murray, Richard M.0000-0002-5785-7481
Group:Control and Dynamical Systems Technical Reports
Record Number:CaltechCDSTR:1995.CIT-CDS-95-012
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Deposited On:18 Oct 2002
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