Inverses of positive linear operators and state feedback design for time-delay systems

Matthew M. Peet, Antonis Papachristodoulou

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The problem of designing feedback controllers for dynamical systems with time-delay is addressed in this paper. Previous work has imposed significant restrictions on the structure of the candidate Control Lyapunov Functions in order to develop appropriate LMI conditions for the design. This paper addresses this issue and provides two new results. The first result is a step towards controller synthesis using the \complete quadratic" Lyapunov functional. Specifically, given such a \complete quadratic" functional, defined by polynomials, we give an algorithm for constructing the inverse of the linear operator which defines that functional. Following this, we derive semidefinite programming conditions, expressed as a Sum-of-Squares program, for state feedback synthesis of these systems using a restricted structure of the Lyapunov functional.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication8th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, TDS'09 - Proceedings
PublisherIFAC Secretariat
Number of pages6
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)9783902661678
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
NumberPART 1
ISSN (Print)1474-6670


  • Controller synthesis
  • Delay
  • Lyapunov
  • Polynomials
  • Sum-of-squares

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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