01129nas a2200133 4500008004100000245005300041210004600094260001800140520073800158100002000896700002000916700002300936856003600959 2002 en d00aOn the reachability of quantized control systems0 areachability of quantized control systems bSISSA Library3 aIn this paper, we study control systems whose input sets are quantized, i.e., finite or regularly distributed on a mesh. We specifically focus on problems relating to the structure of the reachable set of such systems, which may turn out to be either dense or discrete. We report results on the reachable set of linear quantized systems, and on a particular but interesting class of nonlinear systems, i.e., nonholonomic chained-form systems. For such systems, we provide a complete characterization of the reachable set, and, in case the set is discrete, a computable method to completely and succinctly describe its structure. Implications and open problems in the analysis and synthesis of quantized control systems are addressed.1 aBicchi, Antonio1 aMarigo, Alessia1 aPiccoli, Benedetto uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/1501