An optimal linear-quadratic digital tracker for analog neutral time-delay systems

Tzong J. Tsai, Jason S.H. Tsai, Shu M. Guo, Guanrong Chen

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In this paper, an optimal hybrid tracking control problem for continuous neutral time-delay systems is formulated and studied. An optimal linear integral quadratic cost function that has a high-gain property is used for tracking control specification. Two interpolation methods are applied to directly convert the original analog neutral time-delay system into an equivalent digital retarded time-delay system, and meanwhile convert the continuous-time quadratic cost function into a discretized form. Then, an extended state vector is constructed for an associate extended discrete-time optimal control problem without time delay. Using the standard discrete-time linear-quadratic optimal control theory and an indirect digital redesign technique with a predictive feature, an effective digital tracker is designed for the original analog neutral time-delay system. An example is finally given for illustrating the effectiveness of the new tracker design method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-66
Number of pages24
JournalIMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Applied Mathematics

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