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Partitioning Technique for Relaxed Stability Criteria of Discrete-Time Systems with Interval Time-Varying Delay
We demonstrate an improved stability analysis based on a partition oriented technique for discrete-time systems with interval time-varying delay. The partition oriented technique introduces beneficial terms contributing to the negative definiteness of the Lyapunov function difference, meanwhile completely avoiding traditional inequality based approaches. In contrast, nonpartitioning oriented techniques do not put emphasis on further dividing the interval of the summation in the Lyapunov function. Herein, we demonstrate that the advantages of exploiting partitioning techniques manifest the relaxed stability criteria, as well as the flexibility to tune tradeoff between allowable timedelay range performance and computational load. Simulation carried out on a benchmark discrete-time system reveals the significant improvement in terms of maximum allowable upper bound in comparison.
Stability analysis on continuous and discrete-time systems with interval time-varying delay has been extensively researched in the past decade [1–7]. Traditional techniques focused on introducing inequalities (e.g., Moon et al. , Park , model transformation [10, 11]) to cope with the double integral problem in the Lyapunov function whereas we term these approaches as nonpartitioning oriented techniques. However, these nonpartitioning oriented techniques increase conservativeness by introducing positive terms to the Lyapunov function difference. This setback led to techniques (e.g., zero equalities , averaging technique ) which further partition the time-delay interval to introduce beneficial terms contributing to the negative definiteness of the Lyapunov function difference (whereas we term this as partitioning techniques), resulting in relaxed stability criteria. From the above observation, we are motivated to completely avoid nonpartitioning oriented techniques while exploiting partitioning oriented techniques. The advantages are (i) relaxed stability criteria and (ii) flexibility to tune tradeoff between allowable time-delay range performance and computational load. Simulation results on a discrete-time example reveal the best performance in comparison to previous literature.
2. Main Results
Using the partitioning technique, we have the following main results.
Theorem 1. Given nonnegative integer scalars and , the system is asymptotically stable, where is the state vector; , are constant matrices with appropriate dimensions; is the initial condition of ; for any time varying delay satisfying , there exist real matrices , , , , and any appropriately dimensioned matrices , , , and such that the following two sets of LMIs hold.
Case I (). Consider
Case II (). Consider
Proof. First, denote , that is, the floor function of , , and . Let
Then, it is clear that
We divide the proof into two cases.
Case I. We choose the Lyapunov function candidate where and , , , , , , and are positive definite matrices to be determined. Define which leads to From (6), the following zero equations hold for any appropriate dimensions matrices , , , and , where , and semi-positive-definite matrices Taking the forward difference of and adding all the terms of (11)–(16) to leads to where and . Thus, LMIs (2) assure that is negative definite.
Case II. We choose the Lyapunov function candidate where the for (are same as Case I) except for where which yields Similar to (11)–(16), (11) and the following zero equations Taking the forward difference of and adding all the terms of (11) and (22) to allow us to write as Thus, LMIs (4) assure that is negative definite.
Remark 2. The main goal of the partitioning technique is to divide the summation interval of the Lyapunov function difference to as many subintervals (e.g., , , , , , , , and in the analysis) as possible. Using this technique along with the zero equations (11)–(16) and (22), we introduce free weighting matrices which increase feasibility of the resulting LMIs.
3. Numerical Simulations
In this section, two examples are used to demonstrate the effectiveness of theorem.
Example 1. Consider the time-delay system with the following matrices:
In this work, we have presented an exploitation of the partitioning oriented technique to deal with the stability problem of discrete-time systems with an interval time-varying delay. In the analysis, a new Lyapunov function was defined and some conventional inequalities were avoided resulting in relaxed stability criteria formulated into LMIs. A benchmark numerical example was given and results reflect the criteria which show significant improvement over existing results.
Conflict of Interests
The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper.
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