IGSCEECI PhD Course at the University of L'Aquila
Hybrid Control Design
Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz
Course Overview
Hybrid dynamical systems, when broadly understood, encompass dynamical systems where states or dynamics can change continuously as well as instantaneously. Hybrid control systems arise when hybrid control algorithms — algorithms which involve logic, timers, clocks, and other digital devices — are applied to classical dynamical systems or systems that are themselves hybrid. Hybrid control may be used for improved performance and robustness properties compared to classical control, and hybrid dynamics may be unavoidable due to the interplay between digital and analog components of a system.
The course has two main parts. The first part presents various modeling approaches to hybrid dynamics, focuses on a particular framework which combines differential equations with difference equations (or inclusions), and present key analysis tools. The ideas are illustrated in several applications. The second part presents control design methods for such rich class of hybrid dynamical systems, such as supervisory control, CLFbased control, invariancebased control, and passivity. A particular goal of the course is to reveal the key steps in carrying over such methodologies to the hybrid dynamics setting. Each proposed module/lecture is designed to present key theoretical concepts as well as applications of hybrid control of current relevance.
Course Outline
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3. Dynamical properties.

Theoretical topics: continuous dependence of solutions, Lyapunov stability notion and sufficient conditions, invariance principles, and converse theorem [1], [2].

Applications: synchronization of timers [7] [8] [4] [9] and state estimation over a network [10] [5] [11].
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4. Uniting control.

Theoretical topics: logicbased switching [12], uniting control [13], throwandcatch control [14], supervisory control [15], and eventtriggered control [16].

Applications: aggressive control for aerial vehicles [17], control of the pendubot [18], obstacle avoidance [19], control of robotic manipulators [12]
5. Eventtriggered control.

Theoretical topics: eventtriggered control [16].

Applications: network control.
6. Throwcatch control.

Theoretical topics: throwandcatch control [14]

Applications: aggressive control for aerial vehicles [17], control of the pendubot [18], obstacle avoidance [19], control of robotic manipulators [12]
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7. Synergistic control.
8. Supervisory control.

Applications: aggressive control for aerial vehicles [17], control of the pendubot [18], obstacle avoidance [19], control of robotic manipulators [12]
9. CLFbased control.
10. Invariancebased control.

Theoretical topics: invariance and invariancebased control [26] [27]

Applications: control for AC/DC conversion
11. Temporal logic: [6],
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