- ÍtemInvariance results for constrained switched systems(2010)"In this paper we address invariance principles for nonlinear switched systems with otherwise arbitrary compact index set and with constrained switchings. We present an extension of LaSalle's invariance principle for these systems and derive by using detectability notions some convergence and asymptotic stability criteria. These results enable to take into account in the analysis of stability not only state-dependent constraints but also to treat the case in which the switching logic has memory, i.e., the active subsystem only can switch to a prescribed subset of subsystems."
- ÍtemSome invariance principles for constrained switched systems(2010)"In this paper we consider switched nonlinear systems under average dwell time switching signals, with an otherwise arbitrary compact index set and with additional constraints in the switchings. We present invariance principles for these systems and derive by using observability-like notions some convergence and asymptotic stability criteria. These results may enable us to analyze the stability of solutions of switched systems with both state-dependent constrained switching and switching whose logic has memory, i.e., the active subsystem only can switch to a prescribed subset of subsystems."
- ÍtemAn alternative approach to the state observation problem for Lipschitz continuous systems with controls(2010-07)"In the present work we propose an alternative approach to the state observation problem for Lipschitz continuous systems with open-loop controls. We construct an observer based on a concept of observability weaker than that of the instantaneous observability. The resulting observation algorithm is then applicable under mild assumptions about the considered dynamical system".
- ÍtemOn some goodness-of-fit tests and their connection to graphical methods with uncensored and censored data(2019)"In this work, we present goodness-of-fit tests related to the Kolmogorov-Smirnov and Michael statistics and connect them to graphical methods with uncensored and censored data. The Anderson-Darling test is often empirically more powerful than the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test. However, the former one cannot be related to graphical tools by means of probability plots, as the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test does. The Michael test is, in some cases, more powerful than the Anderson-Darling and Kolmogorov- Smirnov tests and can also be related to probability plots.We consider the Kolmogorov-Smirnov and Michael tests for detecting whether any distribution is suitable or not to model censored or uncensored data. We conduct numerical studies to show the performance of these tests and the corresponding graphical tools. Some comments related to big data and lifetime analysis, under the context of this study, are provided in the conclusions of this work."
- ÍtemOn bounding a nonlinear system with a monotone positive system(2017-12)"How to bound the state vector trajectory of a nonlinear system in a way so that the obtained bound be of practical value is an open problem. If some norm is employed for bounding the state vector trajectory, then this norm should be carefully selected and the state vector components suitably scaled. In addition, practical applications usually require separate bounds on every state variable. Bearing this context in mind, we develop a novel componentwise bounding procedure applicable to both real and complex nonlinear systems with additive disturbances. A bound on the magnitude of the evolution of each state variable is obtained by computing a single trajectory of a well-specified 'bounding' system constructed from the original system equations and the available disturbance bounds. The bounding system is shown to have highly desirable properties, such as being monotone and positive. We provide preliminary results establishing that key stability features are preserved by the bounding system for systems in triangular form."