Reference Governor for Hybrid Dynamical Systems

    •  Sanfelice, R.G., Di Cairano, S., "Reference Governor for Hybrid Dynamical Systems", American Control Conference (ACC), DOI: 10.23919/​ACC53348.2022.9867303, June 2022.
      BibTeX TR2022-061 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Sanfelice2022jun,
      • author = {Sanfelice, Ricardo G. and Di Cairano, Stefano},
      • title = {Reference Governor for Hybrid Dynamical Systems},
      • booktitle = {American Control Conference (ACC)},
      • year = 2022,
      • month = jun,
      • doi = {10.23919/ACC53348.2022.9867303},
      • url = {}
      • }
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We formulate a reference governor algorithm for hybrid systems modeled as hybrid equations, in which the continuous dynamics are governed by a constrained differential equation and the discrete dynamics by a constrained difference equation. Basic definitions, models, and properties of the proposed hybrid reference governor approach are introduced and a time-based implementation is formulated. We apply the methodology to hybrid equations with linear right-hand side in both the differential and difference equations and with explicit logic variables. We illustrate the approach in examples


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