On Properties of Linear Control Systems on Lie Groups

by Cardetti, Fabiana

Abstract (Summary)
In this work we study controllability properties of linear control systems on Lie groups as introduced by Ayala and Tirao in [AT99]. A linear control system ? Lie group G is defined by x' = X(x) + ?kj=1 ujYj(x), where the drift vector field X is an infinitesimal automorphism, uj are piecewise constant functions, and the control vectors Yj are left-invariant vector fields. Properties for the flow of the infinitesimal automorphism X and for the reachable set defined by ? are presented in Chapter 3. Under a condition similar to the Kalman condition which is needed for controllability of linear control systems on Rn, Ayala and Tirao showed local controllability of the system ? at the group identity e. An alternate proof of this result is obtained using the Lie theory of semigroups. More importantly, an extension of this result is proved. These results are contained in Chapter 4. Finally, in Chapter 5 an example on the Heisenberg Lie group is presented and its properties are proved using the theory developed.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Guillermo Ferreyra; William Adkins; Gestur Olafsson; Robert Perlis; Jimmie Lawson; Young Hak Chun

School:Louisiana State University in Shreveport

School Location:USA - Louisiana

Source Type:Master's Thesis



Date of Publication:07/11/2002

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