This paper addresses the problem of hybrid control for a class of switched uncertain systems. The switched system under consideration is subject to structured uncertain dynamics in a linear fractional transformation (LFT) form and time-varying input delays. A novel hybrid controller is proposed, which consists of three major components: the integral quadratic constraint (IQC) dynamics, the continuous dynamics, and the jump dynamics. The IQC dynamics are developed by leveraging methodologies from robust control theory and are utilised to address the effects of time-varying input delays. The continuous dynamics are structured by feeding back not only measurement outputs but also some system's internal signals. The jump dynamics enforce a jump (update/reset) at every switching time instant for the states of both IQC dynamics and continuous dynamics. Based on this, robust stability of the overall hybrid closed-loop system is established under the average dwell time framework with multiple Lyapunov functions. Moreover, the associated control synthesis conditions are fully characterised as linear matrix inequalities, which can be solved efficiently. An application example on regulation of a nonlinear switched electronic circuit system has been used to demonstrate effectiveness and usefulness of the proposed approach.
Robust Analysis of Linear Systems with Uncertain Delays using PIEs
Appeared in the proceedings of the 2021 IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems This paper establishes a PIE (Partial Integral Equation)-based technique for the robust stability and H∞ performance analysis of linear systems with interval delays. The delays considered are time-invariant but uncertain, residing within a bounded interval excluding zero. We first propose a structured class of PIE systems with parametric uncertainty, then propose a Linear PI Inequality (LPI) for robust stability and H∞ performance of PIEs with polytopic uncertainty. Next, we consider the problem of robust stability and H∞ performance of multidelay systems with interval uncertainty in the delay parameters and show this problem is equivalent to robust stability and performance of a given PIE with parametric uncertainty. The robust stability and H∞ performance of the uncertain time-delay system are then solved using the LPI solver in the MATLAB PIETOOLS toolbox. Numerical examples are given to prove the effectiveness and accuracy of the method. This paper adds to the expanding field of PIE approach and can be extended to linear partial differential equations.
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