A general class of multi-input linear time-invariant (LTI) multiple time-delay system (MTDS) is investigated in order to obtain a control law which stabilizes the LTI-MTDS independently of all the delays. The method commences by reformulating the infinite-dimensional analysis as a finite-dimensional algebraic one without any sacrifice of accuracy and exactness. After this step, iterated discriminant allows one to construct a single-variable polynomial, coefficients of which are the controller gains. This crucial step succinctly formulates the delay-independent stability (DIS) condition of the controlled MTDS based on the roots of the single-variable polynomial. Implementation of the Déscartes's rule of signs then reveals, without computing these roots, the sufficient conditions on the controller gains to make the LTI-MTDS delay-independent stable. Case studies are provided to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed methodology.
multiple time-delay systems, delay-independent stability, controller synthesis, iterated discriminant
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Delice, Ismail Ilker and Sipahi, Rifat, "Controller design for delay-independent stability of multiple time-delay systems via Déscartes's rule of signs" (2010). Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Faculty Publications. Paper 47.
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