This technical note establishes a novel result for adaptive asymptotic tracking control of uncertain switched linear systems. The result exploits a recently proposed stability condition for switched systems. In particular, a time-varying positive definite Lyapunov function is used to develop a novel piecewise continuous model-reference adaptive law and a dwell-time switching law. In contrast with previous research, where asymptotic tracking was possible only in the presence of a common Lyapunov function for the reference models, in this work asymptotic tracking is shown in a more general setting. Additionally, in the presence of persistence of excitation, the controller parameter estimation errors will converge to zero asymptotically. The main contribution of this work consists in establishing a symmetry between adaptive control of classical non-switched linear systems and adaptive control of switched linear systems. A practical example with an electro-hydraulic system is adopted to illustrate the results.
Yuan, S., De Schutter, B., & Baldi, S. (2017). Adaptive asymptotic tracking control of uncertain time-driven switched linear systems. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 62(11), 5802-5807. . https://doi.org/10.1109/TAC.2016.2639479