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We propose the application of Koopman operator theory for the design of stabilizing feedback controller for a nonlinear control system. The proposed approach is data-driven and relies on the use of time-series data generated from the control dynamical system for the lifting of a nonlinear system in the Koopman eigenfunction coordinates. In particular, a finite-dimensional bilinear representation of a control-affine nonlinear dynamical system is constructed in the Koopman eigenfunction coordinates using time-series data. Sample complexity results are used to determine the data required to achieve the desired level of accuracy for the approximate bilinear representation of the nonlinear system in Koopman eigenfunction coordinates. A control Lyapunov function-based approach is proposed for the design of stabilizing feedback controller, and the principle of inverse optimality is used to comment on the optimality of the designed stabilizing feedback controller for the bilinear system. A systematic convex optimization-based formulation is proposed for the search of control Lyapunov function. Several numerical examples are presented to demonstrate the application of the proposed data-driven stabilization approach.


This is a pre-print of the article Huang, Bowen, Xu Ma, and Umesh Vaidya. "Data-Driven Nonlinear Stabilization Using Koopman Operator." arXiv preprint arXiv:1901.07678 (2019). Posted with permission.

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