If a Lyapunov function is known, a dynamic system can be stabilized. However, the search for a Lyapunov function is often challenging. This paper takes a new approach to avoid such a search; it assumes a basic Control Lyapunov Function [CLF] then seeks to numerically diminish the value of the Lyapunov function. If a singularity arises during calculations with the default CLF, a complementary function is used. The complementary function eliminates a common cause of singularities with the default CLF. While many other algorithms from the literature use switched or time-varying CLF’s, the presented method is unique in that the CLF’s do not require prior calculation and the technique applies globally. The method is proven and demonstrated for SISO systems in normal form and then demonstrated on a higher-order system of a more general type.

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