Arbitrary precision computation of the set of stabilising gains for time-delay LTI systems

Bayhan N., Söylemez M. T.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTROL, vol.85, no.1, pp.26-40, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


A new method is proposed to calculate the set of proportional controllers stabilising a given linear time-invariant system with a fixed time-delay. The method is based on the utilisation of Pade approximations for the time-delay, Lam's studies on the convergence of Pade approximations and a generalisation of the Nyquist theorem applicable to quasi-polynomials. The method allows determination of the closeness of the resulting set to the exact set of stabilising gains by tracing the uncertainty introduced by the Pade approximation. As a result, it is possible to approximate the resulting set arbitrarily close to the exact stabilising set.