Communications in Information and Systems

Volume 9 (2009)

Number 1

Multi-Mode Multi-Dimensional Systems with Poissonian Sequencing

Pages: 77 – 102



Erik I. Verriest


The dynamics of hybrid systems with mode dynamics of different dimensions is described. The first part gives some deterministic examples of such multi-mode multi-dimensional $(M^3D)$ systems. The second part considers such models under sequential switching at random times. More specifically, the backward Kolmogorov equation is derived, and Lie-algebraic methods are used in the case where the modes are linear. For Poissonian switched equi-dimensional modes, the diffusion limit and its implication in vibrational stability are studied. The motion of a pebble on an elevator belt is given as an example.


Hybrid systems; optimal control; switched systems; model reduction

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