2002 Volume 15 Issue 5 Pages 262-269
This paper is concerned with stability analysis of switched systems and its application for synthesis problems. For a class of switched systems, we propose a discontinuous Lyapunov-like function to derive a condition that guarantees exponential stability of switched systems. This condition is stated with LMIs for switched systems that have linear continuous dynamics and an output feedback switch-scheduled control design method is presented in terms of LMIs. These results are applied to control design of a class of nonholonomic systems in the time-state control form.