Issues in the design of switched linear systems: a benchmark study

R. Shorten, D.J. Leith, W.E. Leithead, P. Curran

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In this paper we present a tutorial overview of some of the issues that arise in the design of switched linear control systems. Particular emphasis is given to issues relating to stability and control system realisation. A benchmark regulation problem is then presented. This problem is most naturally solved by means of a switched control design. The challenge to the community is to design a control system that meets the required performance specifications and permits the application of rigorous analysis techniques. A simple design solution is presented and the limitations of currently available analysis techniques are illustrated with reference to this example.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-118
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2003


  • linear control systems
  • adaptive control
  • signal processing

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