SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Vol.38, No.1, 22-49, 1999
Design of homogeneous time-varying stabilizing control laws for driftless controllable systems via oscillatory approximation of lie brackets in closed loop
A constructive method for time-varying stabilization of smooth driftless controllable systems is developed. It provides time-varying homogeneous feedback laws that are continuous and smooth away from the origin. These feedbacks make the closed-loop system globally exponentially asymptotically stable if the control system is homogeneous with respect to a family of dilations and, using local homogeneous approximation of control systems, locally exponentially asymptotically stable otherwise. The method uses some known algorithms that construct oscillatory control inputs to approximate motion in the direction of iterated Lie brackets that we adapt to the closed-loop context.