Switched H2-state-feedback control with application to a fighter aircraft

This paper proposes two different ℋ2-state-feedback controller synthesis algorithms for uncertain linear, time-varying, switched systems. The synthesis algorithms are based on a dwell-time approach, which makes use of time-varying parameter-dependent Lyapunov functions. The control laws consist of state-feedback controllers that are switched according to external signals. The proposed synthesis algorithms are then employed to design switched ℋ2-state-feedback control laws for the longitudinal dynamics of the ADMIRE fighter benchmark model. The results obtained in simulation show the merits of the proposed approach.