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    On linear co-positive Lyapunov functions for sets of linear positive systems.

    Knorn, Florian and Mason, Oliver and Shorten, Robert N. (2009) On linear co-positive Lyapunov functions for sets of linear positive systems. Automatica, 45 (8). pp. 1943-1947. ISSN 0005-1098

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    In this paper we derive necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of a common linear co-positive Lyapunov function for a finite set of linear positive systems. Both the state dependent and arbitrary switching cases are considered. Our results reveal an interesting characterisation of "linear" stability for the arbitrary switching case; namely, the existence of such a linear Lyapunov function can be related to the requirement that a number of extreme systems are Metzler and Hurwitz stable. Examples are given to illustrate the implications of our results.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The original publication is available at
    Keywords: Positive systems; switched systems; linear Lyapunov functions; stability theory; time-invariant; Hamilton Institute.
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 1644
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    Depositing User: Hamilton Editor
    Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2009 11:32
    Journal or Publication Title: Automatica
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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