### Abstract

This chapter deals with the issue of considering nonnegative inputs in the positive stabilization problem. It is shown in two different ways why one cannot expect to positively stabilize a positive system by use of a nonnegative input, first by a classical approach with a formal proof, then by working on an extended system for which the new input corresponds to the time derivative of the nominal one, thus circumventing the sign restriction. However, it is shown via a classical example of positive system—the pure diffusion system—that positively stabilizing a positive system with a nonnegative input is in some way possible: using a boundary control, the input sign depends on whether the boundary control appears in the boundary conditions or in the dynamics. The chapter then provides a parameterization of all positively stabilizing feedbacks for a discretized model of the pure diffusion system, some numerical simulations and a convergence discussion which allows to extend the results to the infinite-dimensional case, where the system is described again by a parabolic partial differential equation and the input acts either in the dynamics or in the boundary conditions.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Positive Systems - Theory and Applications, POSTA 2016 |

Publisher | Springer Verlag |

Pages | 179-190 |

Number of pages | 12 |

ISBN (Print) | 9783319542102 |

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Publication status | Published - 1 Jan 2017 |

Event | 5th International Symposium on Positive Systems, POSTA 2016 - Rome, Italy Duration: 14 Sep 2016 → 16 Sep 2016 |

### Publication series

Name | Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences |
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Volume | 471 |

ISSN (Print) | 0170-8643 |

### Conference

Conference | 5th International Symposium on Positive Systems, POSTA 2016 |
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Country | Italy |

City | Rome |

Period | 14/09/16 → 16/09/16 |

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### Keywords

- Diffusion equation
- Feedback parameterization
- Nonnegative input
- Partial differential equations
- Positive stabilization
- Positive systems

### Cite this

*Positive Systems - Theory and Applications, POSTA 2016*(pp. 179-190). (Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences; Vol. 471). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54211-9_14