Stabilization of an ODE-Schrödinger Cascade

Beibei Ren, Jun Min Wang, Miroslav Krstic

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We consider the problem of stabilization of a linear ODE with input dynamics governed by the linearized Schrödinger equation. The interconnection between the ODE and Schrödinger equation is bi-directional at a single point. We construct an explicit feedback law that compensates the Schrödinger dynamics at the inputs of the ODE and stabilizes the overall system. Our design is based on a two-step backstepping transformation by introducing an intermediate system and an intermediate control. By adopting the Riesz basis approach, the exponential stability of the closed-loop system is built with the pre-designed decay rate and the spectrum-determined growth condition is obtained. A numerical simulation is provided to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-510
Number of pages8
JournalSystems and Control Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2013


  • Backstepping approach
  • Boundary control
  • Partial differential equations
  • Riesz basis
  • Schrödinger equation


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