Approximation and limiting behavior of random models

Behrouz Touri, Angelia Nedić

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In this paper, we investigate limiting behavior of linear dynamic systems driven by random stochastic matrices. We introduce and study the new concepts of partial ergodicity and ℓ1-approximation of a given chain of stochastic matrices. We show that partial ergodicity of a chain is invariant under ℓ1-approximations. We also introduce an infinite flow graph of a random chain and use the connectivity components of this graph to characterize the ergodicity classes of a chain. Finally, we provide a result showing that, under certain conditions, the ergodicity classes of an independent random chain and its expected counterpart are the same.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2010
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781424477456
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2010 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Dec 15 2010Dec 17 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
ISSN (Print)0743-1546
ISSN (Electronic)2576-2370


Conference49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Control and Optimization


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