Model-Free Adaptive Switching Control of Time-Varying Plants

Battistelli, G., Hespanha, J. P., Mosca, E. & Tesi, P., May-2013, In : IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. 58, 5, p. 1208-1220 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Copy link to clipboard



  • Giorgio Battistelli
  • João P. Hespanha
  • Edoardo Mosca
  • Pietro Tesi
This paper addresses the problem of controlling an uncertain time-varying plant by means of a finite family of candidate controllers supervised by an appropriate switching logic. It is assumed that, at every time, the plant consists of an uncertain single-input/single output linear system. It is shown that stability of the switched closed-loop system can be ensured provided that 1) at every time there is at least one candidate controller capable of potentially stabilizing the current time-invariant “frozen” plant model, and 2) the plant changes are infrequent or satisfy a slow drift condition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1208-1220
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May-2013
Externally publishedYes


  • time-varying systems, switching control, control of uncertain plants, adaptive control

Download statistics

No data available

ID: 14445003