Convergence within a polyhedron: controller design for time-delay systems with bounded disturbances

Phan Thanh Nam, Hieu Trinh, Pubudu Nishantha Pathirana
2015 IET Control Theory & Applications  
This paper considers linear systems with state/input time-varying delays and bounded disturbances. We study a new problem of designing a static output feedback controller which guarantees that the state vector of the closed-loop system converges within a pre-specified polyhedron. Based on the Lyapunov-Krasovskii method combining with the freeweighting matrix technique, a new sufficient condition for the existence of a static output feedback controller is derived. Our condition is expressed in
more » ... rms of linear matrix inequalities with two parameters need to be tuned and therefore can be efficiently solved by using a two-dimensional search method combining with convex optimization algorithms. To be able to obtain directly an output feedback control matrix from the derived condition, we propose an appropriate combination between a state transformation with a choice of a special form of the free-weighting matrices. The feasibility and effectiveness of the derived results are illustrated through five numerical examples.
doi:10.1049/iet-cta.2014.0628 fatcat:mneuzn3mwbahro6kqdaofq4bvm