TitleA converse Lyapunov theorem for semiglobal practical asymptotic stability and application to cascades-based control
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2006
Conference NameProc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Decision and Control
Date PublishedDecember
Publication Languageeng
AuthorsChaillet, A, Lor, A
Conference LocationSan Diego, USA

We present a converse Lyapunov result for nonlinear time-varying systems that are uniformly semiglobally asymptotically stable. This stability property pertains to the case when the size of initial conditions may be arbitrarily enlarged and the solutions of the system converge, in a stable way, to a closed ball that may be arbitrarily diminished by tuning a design parameter of the system (typically but not exclusively, a control gain). This result is notably useful in cascaded-based control when uniform practical asymptotic stability is established without a Lyapunov function, , ıt e.g.} via averaging. We provide a concrete example by solving the stabilization problem of a hovercraft.