Robustness of a discrete-time predictor-based controller for time-varying measurement delay

Autores UPV


A predictor-based controller for time-varying delay systems is presented in this paper and its robustness properties for different uncertainties are analyzed. First, a time-varying delay dependent stability condition is expressed in terms of LMIs. Then, uncertainties in the knowledge of all plant-model parameters are considered and the resulting closed-loop system is shown to be robust with respect to these uncertainties. A significant improvement with respect to the same control strategy without predictor is achieved. The scheme is applicable to open-loop unstable plants and it has been tested in a real-time application to control the roll angle of a quad-rotor helicopter prototype. The experimental results show good performance and robustness of the proposed scheme even in the presence of long delay uncertainties. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.