# On the gap between deterministic and probabilistic joint spectral radii for discrete-time linear systems

- Authors
- Type
- Published Article
- Publication Date
- Nov 04, 2020
- Submission Date
- Dec 20, 2018
- Identifiers
- DOI: 10.1016/j.laa.2020.12.013
- Source
- arXiv
- License
- Yellow
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## Abstract

Given a discrete-time linear switched system $\Sigma(\mathcal A)$ associated with a finite set $\mathcal A$ of matrices, we consider the measures of its asymptotic behavior given by, on the one hand, its deterministic joint spectral radius $\rho_{\mathrm d}(\mathcal A)$ and, on the other hand, its probabilistic joint spectral radii $\rho_{\mathrm p}(\nu,P,\mathcal A)$ for Markov random switching signals with transition matrix $P$ and a corresponding invariant probability $\nu$. Note that $\rho_{\mathrm d}(\mathcal A)$ is larger than or equal to $\rho_{\mathrm p}(\nu,P,\mathcal A)$ for every pair $(\nu, P)$. In this paper, we investigate the cases of equality of $\rho_{\mathrm d}(\mathcal A)$ with either a single $\rho_{\mathrm p}(\nu,P,\mathcal A)$ or with the supremum of $\rho_{\mathrm p}(\nu,P,\mathcal A)$ over $(\nu,P)$ and we aim at characterizing the sets $\mathcal A$ for which such equalities may occur.