Matrix measure and application to stability of matrices and interval dynamical systems. (English) Zbl 1016.15017

The paper deals with the stability of a convex hull of matrices and a positive cone of matrices.
The author obtains a sufficient condition for a matrix family such that the stability of a finitely many well-chosen matrices guarantees stability of the convex hull and positive cone of the whole matrix family. In some special cases the condition is also necessary. On the other hand, he establishes a relationship between the real parts of the eigenvalues and the matrix measure, showing that if the matrix measure is properly chosen, then it is possible to obtain stability criteria which are equivalent to testing the real parts of the eigenvalues for negativity.
Finally, by using the matrix measure, the author finds a result for the stability of time-invariant linear systems with parameter variations representing the unmodeled dynamics.


15B48 Positive matrices and their generalizations; cones of matrices
37C75 Stability theory for smooth dynamical systems
93D09 Robust stability
93D20 Asymptotic stability in control theory
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