### Abstract

This paper introduces a notion of topological entropy for switched systems, formulated using the minimal number of initial states needed to approximate all initial states within a finite precision. We show that it can be equivalently defined using the maximal number of initial states separable within a finite precision, and introduce switching-related quantities such as the active time of each mode, which prove to be useful in calculating the topological entropy of switched linear systems. For general switched linear systems, we show that the topological entropy is independent of the set of initial states, and establish upper and lower bounds using the active-time-weighted averages of the norms and traces of system matrices in individual modes, respectively. For switched linear systems with scalar-valued state or simultaneously diagonalizable matrices, we derive formulae for the topological entropy using active-time-weighted averages of eigenvalues, which can be extended to the case with simultaneously triangularizable matrices to obtain an upper bound. In these three cases with special matrix structure, we also provide more general but more conservative upper bounds for the topological entropy.

Original language | English (US) |
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Title of host publication | 2018 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2018 |

Publisher | Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. |

Pages | 5682-5687 |

Number of pages | 6 |

ISBN (Electronic) | 9781538613955 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Jan 18 2019 |

Event | 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2018 - Miami, United States Duration: Dec 17 2018 → Dec 19 2018 |

### Publication series

Name | Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control |
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Volume | 2018-December |

ISSN (Print) | 0743-1546 |

### Conference

Conference | 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2018 |
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Country | United States |

City | Miami |

Period | 12/17/18 → 12/19/18 |

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Control and Systems Engineering
- Modeling and Simulation
- Control and Optimization

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*2018 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2018*(pp. 5682-5687). [8619087] (Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control; Vol. 2018-December). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CDC.2018.8619087