IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol.60, No.9, 2488-2493, 2015
Finite-Horizon H-infinity Control for Discrete Time-Varying Systems With Randomly Occurring Nonlinearities and Fading Measurements
This technical note deals with the H-infinity control problem for a class of discrete time-varying nonlinear systems with both randomly occurring nonlinearities and fading measurements over a finite-horizon. The system measurements are transmitted through fading channels described by a modified stochastic Rice fading model. The purpose of the addressed problem is to design a set of time-varying controllers such that, in the presence of channel fading and randomly occurring nonlinearities, the H-infinity performance is guaranteed over a given finite-horizon. The model transformation technique is first employed to simplify the addressed problem, and then the stochastic analysis in combination with the completing squares method are carried out to obtain necessary and sufficient conditions of an auxiliary index which is closely related to the finite-horizon H-infinity performance. Moreover, the time-varying controller parameters are characterized via solving coupled backward recursive Riccati difference equations (RDEs). A simulation example is utilized to illustrate the usefulness of the proposed controller design scheme.