SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Vol.56, No.2, 1011-1037, 2018
HYBRID SYSTEMS WITH MEMORY: EXISTENCE AND WELL-POSEDNESS OF GENERALIZED SOLUTIONS
Hybrid systems with memory are dynamical systems exhibiting both hybrid and delay phenomena. While systems of this type are frequently encountered in many physical and engineering systems, particularly in control applications, various issues centered around the robustness of hybrid delay systems have not been adequately dealt with. In this paper, we establish some basic results on a framework that allows us to study hybrid systems with memory through generalized concepts of solutions. In particular, we develop the basic existence of generalized solutions using regularity conditions on the hybrid data, which are formulated in a phase space of hybrid trajectories equipped with the graphical convergence topology. In contrast with the uniform convergence topology that has often been used, adopting the graphical convergence topology allows us to establish well-posedness of hybrid systems with memory. We then show that, as a consequence of well-posedness, preasymptotic stability of well-posed hybrid systems with memory is robust.