On stochastic stabilization of sampled systems

Pavel Osinenko, Grigory Yaremenko

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This paper addresses stochastic stabilization in case where implementation of control policies is digital, i. e., when the dynamical system is treated continuous, whereas the control actions are held constant in predefined time steps. In such a setup, special attention should be paid to the sample-to-sample behavior of the involved Lyapunov function. This paper extends on the stochastic stability results specifically to address for the sample-and-hold mode. We show that if a Markov policy stabilizes the system in a suitable sense, then it also practically stabilizes it in the sample-and-hold sense. This establishes a bridge from an idealized continuous application of the policy to its digital implementation. The central result applies to dynamical systems described by stochastic differential equations driven by the standard Brownian motion. Generalizations are discussed, including the case of non-smooth Lyapunov functions for systems driven by bounded noise. A brief overview of bounded noise models is given.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication60th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665436595
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event60th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2021 - Austin, United States
Duration: 13 Dec 202117 Dec 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
ISSN (Print)0743-1546


Conference60th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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