Descriptor discretized Lyapunov functional method: Analysis and design

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Stability and state-feedback stabilization of linear systems with uncertain coefficients and uncertain time-varying delays are considered. The system under consideration may be unstable without delay, but it becomes asymptotically stable for positive values of the delay. A new descriptor discretized Lyapunov-Krasovskii functional (LKF) method is introduced, which combines the application of the complete LKF and the discretization method of K. Gu with the descriptor model transformation. For the first time, the new method allows to apply the discretized LKF method to synthesis problems. Moreover, the analysis of systems with polytopic time-invariant uncertainties is less restrictive by the new discretized method. Sufficient conditions for robust stability and stabilization of uncertain neutral type systems are derived in terms of linear matrix inequalities (LMIs) via input-output approach to stability. Numerical examples illustrate the efficiency of the new method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)890-897
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2006


  • Linear matrix inquality (LMI)
  • Lyapunov-Krasovskii functional (LKF)
  • Robust stability
  • Time-delay
  • stabilization


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